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F E AT U R E S 20 The Transformers The collaborative transformation of buildings by innovators, engineers and architects ushers in a new era of design for the 21st century.

24 Cover story The community of Carraig Ridge taps into the environment as an ideal architectural partner.

30 Midas Touch Entrepreneur Jeff Stober riffs on the Drake and how it evolved from hotel to hip hub.

34 Chanteuse of Change Singer-songwriter Sarah Slean shares her process of transformation and metamorphisis.

LIFESTYLE 36 Global Takeover

10 THE CITY EDIT 8 Agenda Where to go and when — this season’s best from coast to coast.

10 Inspired Living Mjölk shop owners John Baker and Juli Daoust share their favourite places to shop in ‘The 6.’

Canadian Sid Neigum has evolved his fashion label to compete on the world stage.

40 Fashion Report Discover this fall’s must-haves in fashion looks and accessories.

42 Décor Report Get tuff ! Chic solutions designed to update any room in your house.

44 The Art of Promotion Maude Arsenault, accomplished photographer turned gallerist, shares her journey from out behind the camera.

50 The Politics of Art 12 Local Fare An intimate look into the beginnings of Montreal’s Mile-Ex dining hot spot Marconi.

16 Beyond City Limits Our experts share their knowledge on real estate markets just off the beaten path.

DUNDEE INSIGHTS 19 The Gift of Giving See how sharing one’s own capital can help achieve everyone’s goals in the long run.


Examining how turblulent times impact art — the creation of it and its market value.



44 T R AV E L 56 Southern Belle The woman in charge of Donnafugata winery in the lush Sicilian landscape shares her family’s secrets to success.

60 Forgotten Trea sure Panama — an old city gets an upgrade with a vibrant nightlife and hidden gems.


64 The Ed ge of the World Head all the way to the west coast and discover the sheer magic of the tiny town of Tofino.


R E A L E S TAT E 83 Property listings A collection of extraordinary properties for sale in the country.

END NOTE 90 Fi bre Fren z y Six textile artists redefine the medium and make a long-awaited mark in the art world.

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The Transformation Issue

This one-with-nature warming hut was designed by Young Projects studio. Cover photo by Bent René Synnevâg.



E VA F R I E D E Eva Friede is a journalist who has put pen to paper, working for various newspapers and magazines across Canada, covering fashion, retail and real estate. Born in Montreal, she is finely attuned to the singular sense of style of her native city and likes to cast her exacting eye far and wide. Writing for INSIGHT, she turns her attention towards fashion photographer Maude Arsenault in “Artist’s Play” (page 44). Besides being a travel and photography enthusiast, Friede also loves to shop — hence her blog, TheConstantShopper.

CARLENE HIGGINS As Flare magazine’s fashion and beauty director, Carlene Higgins has interviewed some of the industry’s biggest influencers, from designer Marc Jacobs to photographer Steven Klein — and a few celebrities along the way. For INSIGHT, she speaks with fashion designer Sid Neigum on his continuing evolution in “Higher Learning” (page 36). Higgins is the co-creator of Breaking Beauty, a podcast about how the most successful beauty founders made their millions. Photo by Mauricio J.Calero.

PAU L G A L L A N T Paul Gallant, a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto, writes about travel, business, architecture, urban development and social change. His byline has appeared in The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, as well as The Walrus, Reader’s Digest Canada, Canadian Business and National Geographic Traveler: India, among numerous other publications. He is the executive editor of Bold, a Canadian travel magazine. For INSIGHT, Gallant reports on Ian MacGregor’s bold vision for Carraig Ridge (page 24).

LISA MESBUR Writer Lisa Mesbur’s work has been featured in various Canadian publications, including The Globe and Mail and Flare and Canadian Living magazines. When not writing on style and lifestyle topics, Mesbur can be found biking around Toronto with her nine-yearold son, and trolling her hometown’s many thrift shops for vintage treasures. For this issue of INSIGHT, Mesbur explores the intriguing world of contemporary textile artists in “Rag Tag” (page 90).















WELCOME Every season offers an opportunity for transformation.


n some cultures, autumn symbolizes our passage into a season of darkness, marked by shortened days, the winding down of nature’s tempo and an end to summer’s vitality. In others, fall is regarded, not as a slowdown but the season that sets the stage for transformation. Thus inspired, this fall 2017 issue of INSIGHT: The Art of Living is dedicated to those whose work in art, architecture, business, philanthropy and design are transforming the way we do business, interpret and live in this world. You’ll discover architecture and design firm Perkins + Will, founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities, as evidenced by its healthy, sustainable projects around the world. You’ll explore Carraig Ridge, proudly represented by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. An innovative development nestled in Alberta’s stunning natural landscape, Carraig Ridge was conceived as a community intended “to support the environment, rather than dominate it.” Guided by experts at Sotheby’s Auction House, you’ll meet artists whose legacy of work has challenged and transformed our view of politics and society during times of great uncertainty. As well, we have experts at Dundee Wealth Management who reveal the strategies employed by thoughtful philanthropists to transform communities through enduring charitable legacies. At Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, we understand that the move to a new home — whether it’s across the street, across the country or across the world — represents a season of personal change as well as an opportunity for life transformation for our clients. We are dedicated to helping you make that journey of change and transformation, and invite you to learn more within these pages of INSIGHT: The Art of Living and at Live life luxuriously.

Brad J. Henderson President & CEO Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Please connect with an email to, or on Twitter @sothebysrltycan #artofliving




This season’s must-experience events and exhibitions of design, music and culture. By Andrea Janus


The maestro Bramwell Tovey in action. Photo: courtesy of Vancouver Symphony.

A sample of the artworks on view at “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” — Crash in Phthalo Green (detail), 1984, a painting by Carlos Almaraz.



September 22, 2017 – May 31, 2018

September 15, 2017 – January 2018

Maestro Bramwell Tovey has won international acclaim (and a Juno and Grammy, but who’s counting?) during his storied career as a conductor, composer and pianist. And after 18 years in his role as artistic director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, he’s getting the superstar send-off he deserves. A seasonlong schedule of tributes, including a farewell tour from coast to coast, opens in Vancouver with Time Tracks, a collection of orchestral themes based on his opera The Inventor, and ends with a special gala tribute that promises to be an “all-star affair.”

The hottest tickets in Southern California this fall will be for the myriad events that make up the ambitious multi-city, multi-venue “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.” An exploration of Latin American and Latino art and culture in Los Angeles, this mega initiative supported by the Getty Foundation takes place at some 70 venues and institutions including the Getty Center; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


The late artist, poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen inspired many people far beyond our borders. Photo: Lorca Cohen.

A former Unilever factory serves as the venue for a new design festival and expo. Photo: courtesy of First Gulf.

Movie buffs gather at the box office of the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). Photo: courtesy of CIFF.




November 9, 2017 – April 2018

September 28 – October 8

September 21 – October 1

Last November, when the world lost one of its greatest songwriters with the passing of Leonard Cohen at age 82, the tributes poured in from around the world. Now, Cohen is being honoured in his hometown with an exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, which is being presented as part of the city’s 375th birthday festivities. “Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything” will feature multi-disciplinary works from local and international artists, inspired by themes Cohen explored in his music.

New to Toronto’s cultural calendar this year is “EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology,” a co-production of Design Exchange and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Equal parts festival and expo, EDIT takes over the 150,000-squarefoot former factory of Unilever in one of the city’s signature revitalization projects, the Port Lands. Explore intriguing exhibits curated by the likes of designer Bruce Mau and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, and learn how new technologies, innovations, theories and ideas can generate positive global change and prosperity.

For 12 days this fall, the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) screens movies from more than 40 countries around the world. New to CIFF this year is the Best Canadian Narrative Feature film award of $10,000, thanks to the RBC Emerging Artists Project, sure to attract the country’s most talented filmmakers. To kick off the festival on September 21, CIFF has partnered with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for a screening of the Academy Award–winning hit La La Land, for which the Philharmonic performs the score live.




Toronto shop owners John and Juli share with INSIGHT their go-to lifestyle spots in the city. By Olivia Stren


f clean lines, simple and smart design and a modern aesthetic describe your style mojo, then you’re due for a visit to Mjölk (Swedish for “milk”) in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, a dreamscape of Scandinavian and Japanese design. Couple and co-owners John Baker and Juli Daoust opened Mjölk’s doors in 2009. “It was a personal project and the foundation of our relationship,” says Baker. The two met when Daoust was getting her master’s degree in interior photography and art curation at the Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCAD University); Baker was a musician in a folk-rock band. It’s apropos then that their love story took an aptly modern turn — they started a blog together. It became so popular that they bought a Victorian storefront and opened a shop to showcase the items they’d been so elegantly rhapsodizing about. “When you travel, you discover dishes and recipes that you want to recreate and share. We took that idea a step further — this is just a higher level of shared experience,” explains Baker. Baker and Daoust stock the store with an unimpeachable collection of larger Scandinavian objects, such as furniture and lighting fixtures, as well as smaller, delicate Japanese pieces. Now they also sell antiques — ancient Japanese pottery and thousand-year-old folk craft from Sweden. The duo also maintains covet-worthy collaborations with venerated modern designers such as Jason Collett, Thom Fougere and Hallgeir Homstvedt (Mjölk manufactures the custom pieces). When it comes time for Baker and Daoust to do their own shopping, they don’t stray far. Here are their five go-to stops in Toronto.


Photos: Portrait and Mjölk, Titus Chan

01 MJÖLK It doesn’t hurt that Baker and Daoust and their two kids live upstairs, above Mjölk. This makes it easy for them to “test out” certain pieces in their home. Japanese bath stools are made of water-resistant hinoki cedar, blankets are woven from the wool of Norwegian sheep (who graze only on pristine mountain pastures), and it’s impossible to think one’s life could not be wildly enhanced by acquiring an antique tea trolley from Finnish design hero Alvar Aalto. Even the toilet brushes here (Swedish, and frankly beautiful) are lovelier than any toilet brush has the right to be. 2959 Dundas Street West, Toronto; 416-551-9853;


02 L AT R E A R T A N D S T Y L E The shop of Brian Vu — a former painter, sculptor and restaurateur (he helmed Vietnamese restaurant Sprout in midtown Toronto) — is a perfect reflection of his varied talents. “Brian started by making indigo bluedyed clothing for men in military-inspired shapes,” says Baker. “And now he makes amazing unisex clothes out of 200-year-old French linen.” You’ll find here reworked vintage military pieces (in his trademark indigo hue) in hemp and organic cotton, next to African mud cloths and locally sourced Native art and jewellery. 2988 Dundas Street West, Toronto; 647-349-3503; Latre art and Style, Titus Chan.


03 E WA N I K A “In a world obsessed with youth culture, Trish Ewanika is making sophisticated clothes that can be worn by women of any age,” notes Baker. Her elegant utility shirt jacket and Greta blouse are both relaxed in silhouette and liberal on European chic. The shop also carries clothing, shoes and accessories from an assortment of highly regarded American and European designers, including Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Caron Callahan, French house Maison Boinet and Finnish design studio Samuji. 1083 Bathurst Street, Toronto; 416-927-9699;

“They age and cure their own cheese and meat. It is the highest level of craftsmanship,” Baker says of this food emporium. No classic triangles of brie to be found here. Instead, expect a fantasia of cheeses, prosciutto dangling from the rafters, and house-cured Meyer lemons, chipotle-and-bacon-spiked truffles and olive oils hailing from 80 different terroirs. Besides more varieties of cheese than even a dedicated fromage-phile could imagine, there is even a 1,000-square-foot walk-in refrigerator and a vault which caches some of the longest-aging wheels of cheese on earth. 45 Ripley Avenue, Toronto; 416-762-6292;

05 HOI BO Owner and designer Sarra Tang’s collection of handbags — many divined from beeswax-coated cotton canvas — marries the utilitarian and the chic, the durable and the elegant. What’s even better is that the bags last. “It’s been seven years and [my] bag is still strong and sturdy, plus I have added her Wet Wax Mini to my collection. It’s the perfect compact size,” says Daoust. And much to Daoust’s delight, Tang also now designs clothing in simple, tailored shapes using natural materials like linen and silk, which are all made locally. Distillery District, 15 Trinity Street, Toronto; 647-852-5488;





OPPOSITE PAGE: Marconi’s owners — chef Brunet-Benkritly and SuperfineRivera — plan the evening’s run of house. Photo by Jake Kivanc.

THE LOCAL Chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly and Molly Superfine-Rivera change the restaurant game in the already-happening Montreal neighbourhood of Mile-Ex. By Rose Maura Lorre


ince its December 2016 debut, on an unassuming corner of Montreal’s relaxed yet hip Mile-Ex district, Marconi has accomplished what few local restaurants could. It married the casual, breezy feel of a neighbourhood drop-in culinary spot with food that discerning Montrealers can’t get enough of. The menu — modest but pleasingly diverse, with French and Mediterranean influences, and presented in a vintage-chic setting — succeeds in being innovative, yet approachable. Marconi is the brainchild of Montreal native Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly and Miami-born Molly Superfine-Rivera, now husband and wife, who met while working at restaurants in New York’s chic West Village. “She was tending

bar at Minetta Tavern, a neighbourhood spot I loved,” says Brunet-Benkritly, who had moved to Manhattan to work the stoves at Fedora. It was when his visa was coming to an end that the moment of truth arrived for BrunetBenkritly. He had already put in time as head chef at Chez Sardine, which was owned by the restaurant group that owned Fedora, and Superfine-Rivera had moved on to the highly lauded M.Wells in Queens. “We just started throwing ideas about opening something together. We wanted something very à la Minetta Tavern and Fedora, that felt like it has a history and it’s real,” says Superfine-Rivera. They knew, however, that opening a restaurant in New York would cost a fortune. “You have to sell your soul just a little bit, whether that’s

to an investor or a larger group,” says BrunetBenkritly. “We wanted to avoid that, because we had such a strong vision of what we wanted and we wanted to control it.” That ultimately meant a move back to Brunet-Benkritly’s hometown, where they spent almost a year searching for the right location for the restaurant. “A lot of the spaces we saw had either been completely renovated — everything brand-new, no character, no history — or they had been completely ignored for years and there was just too much to get done,” recalls Superfine-Rivera. And then they hit the jackpot. The owner of a general store that had been abandoned for nearly half a century agreed to bankroll structural upgrades while maintaining the >



interior’s aesthetics. “Everything was original — the tiles on the wall, the old icebox in the back corner that, when we opened its doors for the first time, was still chilly. We got so lucky,” notes Superfine-Rivera. “It’s been sitting untouched for 45 years.” Those beautiful patterned wall tiles are now in full view this sunny May afternoon, their worn-away layers of paint revealing white, navy and bronze tones. That handsome icebox, repositioned smack-dab in the middle of the dining room, now serves as Marconi’s walk-in wine cellar and a bona fide conversation piece. As Brunet-Benkritly and Superfine-Rivera chat in a corner banquette, the staff in the open kitchen prepare salmon, fiddlehead ferns and other provisions that Brunet-Benkritly carried in, mere minutes earlier, from a local farmers’ market. Amid the low-key bustle, Ivy, the couple’s dog, is content to pass out on the hardwood floors. In keeping with their preference for places with a sense of history, the eatery’s name honours the past of Mile-Ex, a part of town once known as Marconi-Alexandra. “It comes from the inventor of the radio,” SuperfineRivera explains. After his experiments with


THIS PAGE: Superfine-Rivera’s domain, the well-stocked bar at Marconi; a recent photo of the superstar duo, snapped by the writer in their Mile-Ex restaurant. All interior restaurant photos: Claudine Sauvé.


THIS PAGE: The dining room just before the dinner rush; culinary magic on a roll in the kitchen; a view to alfresco dining à la Marconi. Photo: Rick O’Brien.

transatlantic radio-wave transmissions brought him to Newfoundland, Guglielmo Marconi wound up in Montreal. “He had a factory in Mile-Ex,” she says. “He brought a lot of employment to the area, so the neighbourhood is named after him. The factory no longer exists, but it wasn’t far from here. And voilà, Marconi.” Before his stint in New York, BrunetBenkritly worked at Au Pied du Cochon — one of Montreal’s many special-occasion restaurants legendary for, as he describes it, “all foie gras and butter” menus. For Marconi, he wanted something different. “[The neighbourhood] is popular and already a destination, but that’s not the motivation,” he says. Adds SuperfineRivera, “We want people to come in for a snack and a drink, with their whole family and have a full dinner. We just want everyone to be able to do what they want.” So far, customers are wanting popular plates like dashi-marinated Gaspesian arctic char accented with fish roe and surprising bites of crunchy puffed rice; mushrooms sautéed with chicken stock and brown butter, then topped with a poached egg; a toast dish that showcases whelks, bone marrow, aged cheddar and flat

parsley atop thick slices of crispy bread; and ricotta gnocchi, cooked with amontillado sherry and tossed with morels, blanketed in shaved pecorino that melts to create the dish’s own splendid sauce. Marconi’s menu expertly balances seasonal fare with reliable standbys. One of their best and most crowd-pleasing items, in fact, is a simple snack-sized portion of cod fritters served with a tangy aïoli. “It’s important to us that this be a place that people will always want to come back to,” Superfine-Rivera reiterates. Funny enough, that credo doesn’t strictly apply to patrons, considering the couple moved into the upstairs apartment last summer. “When we opened, there was a month when we came in here every day,” Superfine-Rivera admits with a laugh. “Even on days the restaurant is closed, we’d wake up and just roll downstairs to make some coffee. [Now] we’ve forced ourselves to create a little separation and have days where we do not come into the restaurant at all. “It’s good though, because it’s made us venture out and discover other parts of the neighbourhood. We’re already thinking about where our next neighbourhood spot might be.”



BEYOND CITY LIMITS INSIGHT: The Art of Living speaks to expert real estate brokers about the towns blazing their own trail outside of the city hub. By Tracey Ho Lung ONTA RIO , PRI NC E EDWARD COUNTY Surrounded by Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte, scenic Prince Edward County — aka The County — includes the towns of Wellington, Bloomfield and Picton and is Ontario’s fastest-growing wine region. With a proliferation of organic farms and a flourishing foodie community, it has attracted the likes of singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, actor Anthony Lemke and chef Jamie Kennedy to put down roots. The Appeal “The County is a unique alterna-

tive to Muskoka,” says Iris Andrews, a real estate broker at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. “It offers a laid-back lifestyle and diverse experiences, such as a plethora of wineries, the pristine Sandbanks beaches and miles of waterfront, beautiful farmland offering organic produce, up-and-coming craft breweries, trendy shops, galleries, the Taste and Arts trails. And it is a hub for cyclists.” Once considered simply a tourist destination, The County has also been luring city dwellers looking to downsize and those opting for country living.


The Range of Properties Expect quiet leafy streets in The County lined with Victorian and Georgian-style century houses, waterfronts and farms and cottages dating back to the United Empire Loyalists. “Some of these old homes have been renovated, but there are many still waiting to be given a new lease on life,” says Andrews. Those who prefer something move-in-ready, could opt for Twelve Trees Condominiums, a new waterfront development in Wellington, priced range from $400,000 to over $1.5 million. New and Notable Main Street in Wellington is being revitalized with trendy shops alongside local restos such as East & Main and The Courage. The County’s theatre company, Festival Players, has recently announced that its new artistic director is Stratford Shakespearean actor Graham Abbey. Meanwhile, in Picton, The Royal Hotel is undergoing a highly anticipated transformation under the wing of its new owner, Greg Sorbara. The former Ontario finance minister. Sorbara is bringing in Albert Ponzo, who is leaving Toronto’s Le Sélect to lead The Royals’ kitchen.

ALBERTA , ELB OW VALLEY A ND SPRI NGBA NK In the southwest end of Calgary lies Rocky View County, where the rural communities of Springbank and Elbow Valley, a subdivision within Springbank, are located. Considered to be among the fastest-growing municipalities in the province, Springbank and Elbow Valley boast lake access, miles of recreational pathways and stunning vistas of the Rockies nearby. They are also just a 25-minute commute to downtown and a short distance to Calgary International Airport. The Appeal This affluent postal code is affiliated to some of the highest net worth in the country. Springbank, with its history of ranching, appeals to those with equestrian connections, as well as to families looking for established hockey and figure-skating programs for their children. Both communities also offer access to prestigious public schools. “The elementary, middle and high schools in Springbank rank up there with some of the top private schools in Calgary,” says Barb Richardson, a senior vice-president of sales at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.


The Range of Properties Springbank and Elbow Valley have substantial lots ideal for custom-built residences. Detached estate homes in Springbank range in price from $1.5 million to $8 million, many of them with breathtaking mountain views. Elbow Valley, a planned community of some 700 homes, has lots ranging from ¼ to two acres. “People [here] are looking for an intimate community feel but with larger lots than what you can get in the city proper and with more outdoor amenities,” says Richardson. Another noteworthy new project at Elbow Valley is a smaller 60-unit development with villas geared to empty nesters.

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New and Notable Close to the Springbank

The Eastern Townships area — located in the Appalachian hills, between Montreal and Quebec City, and bordering Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire — is comprised of more than 90 towns and villages, the fastest-growing among them being BromeMissisquoi, Memphrémagog and Bromont.

Airport is the new subdivision Harmony, consisting of multi-family homes, detached estates and villas, plus an 18-hole golf course, the largest man-made lake in Alberta, miles of new recreational pathways and a new school. Meanwhile, the second to the last segment of the Stoney Trail highway — Calgary’s main freeway — is scheduled for completion in 2021, which will shorten the commute from this area to the city, as well as to Calgary International Airport.


Canada’s second-largest ski area (after Whistler), Sun Peaks is located in the interior of British Columbia and a 45-minute drive from Kamloops and four hours from Vancouver.

medical centre, slated to open this October, will be 10 times larger than the current health centre (locals make the 45-minute drive to the hospital in Kamloops, if needed). Sun Peaks was the North American venue for the Snowbombing music festival last April, which featured rapper Ludacris and Soul Clap. It also hosted the Winter Okanagan Festival of Wine last January.


The Appeal Top marks go to scenery and landscape here, where you’ll find everything, from mountains and rolling hills to farmland and bodies of water for boating and fishing, as well as four national parks. “There’s something for everyone,” says Johanne Meunier, a real estate broker at Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec. “There is an authenticity here — a close-knit community, slower-paced lifestyle, a thriving art scene, but also lots of space for outdoor activities such as skiing, golfing

and horse riding,” she says. And the local microclimate makes the Eastern Townships ideal for wineries and organic farming. The Range of Properties Homes are

prominently New England style but Meunier says that the selection is vast. “New construction and condos are being built in the mountains and the larger villages like Bromont, and families or first-time home buyers are renovating the older, outdated farms, chalets or country houses,” says Meunier. The area also attracts city-dwellers on the hunt for a weekend or summer house; even retired locals are downsizing but sticking around, resulting in a heated market for coveted areas by the lake.

New and Notable It’s home to distinguished fairs and cultural events such as Brome Fair, International Bromont (a must-see equestrian competition now in its 42nd year) and the popular Route Des Vins (Wine Route). The area’s famous alpaca farms and cabane à sucre (sugar shacks) are also not to be missed.

THIS PAGE: Wine with a farm-to-table feast — the perfect ending to a biking tour in scenic Prince Edward County, in Southern Ontario. OPPOSITE PAGE: Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac overlooks Lake Memphrémagog, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

The Appeal Offering the charming ambience of an alpine village, Sun Peaks is unique, says Liz Forster, a managing broker at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. There’s a creek and an 18-hole golf course in the centre of town, which is walkable and has a European sense of style. “Prior to the Vancouver Winter Olympics [in 2010], the Austrian ski team trained here in part because it reminded them of the architecture back home,” says Forster. The school offers a unique four-day week and physical education classes are based on the school’s backyard recreational activities such as skiing, biking and golf. Sun Peaks is also the first and only resort in Canada to earn the ISO 14001 designation for environmental management. The Range of Properties After being granted its resort municipality status in 2010, the village has been attracting young families and retirees who desire a year-round, active lifestyle. Village Walk, a new townhouse development in the centre of the village is 80 per cent sold. There are some modern-designed homes, but anyone wanting to renovate will have to follow strict, building design guidelines — such as natural exterior cladding, landscaping that suits the mountain environment — to ensure the style and quality of the village stays intact.


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SE C T I O N Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates has a global partnership with New Story, a non-profit organization that contributes 100% of donations toward building safe homes and transforming slums into thriving communities. Photo: Milles studio/Stocksy

THE GIVING PLAN Savvy philanthropists aren’t just cutting cheques for charities. They’re creating detailed strategies to make sure their money is given in the best possible way. By Bryan Borzykowski


veryone’s first donation typically starts off the same way — writing a cheque. That’s common, says Michael AlbergSeberich, managing director of Beyond Philanthropy, a Berlin-based consultancy. Over time, however, their approach to philanthropy changes. “They often want to become a lot more engaged.” His clients often begin with ad hoc giving and then choose a more planned approach. For example, Alberg-Seberich is working with a family who, after donating money to orphanages in Haiti, visited the country. Now they want to improve the local health-care system itself. “The act of giving turns into a cascade of experiences, making people more engaged,” he says. Writing cheques before the current tax year ends is how some Canadians give, but this only goes so far, according to Richard McIntyre, Dundee Corporation’s executive vice-president. “It’s a way to donate if you’re looking for quick and easy tax deductions and [you] have the money,” he says. But it can leave you feeling

unfulfilled because you don’t know your impact. Philanthropists who are more seasoned create a charitable giving plan, detailing everything, from donation targets and timing to how they want to donate. Such a plan, says McIntyre, forces people to think about the causes that are important to them and to give gifts with greater impact. The place to start is determining where to give. Most philanthropists tend to support organizations they have a connection with, says Keith Thomson, a member of the board of directors at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP). Thomson recommends listing two or three main charities that will receive the bulk of your dollars. Which brings you to step 2: Figure out how much you can give. Thomson has seen donors stretch themselves too thin by giving too much at one time. Instead, make philanthropy part of your annual expenses. “Many donors need to think about how it will impact their lifestyle down the road,” says Thomson. “A plan can help determine if a gift can be given once or over several years.”

Many donors prefer their gifts to be given in perpetuity and one popular way to do this is via a donor-advised fund (DAF) or a foundation. There are other advantages as well, notes Thomson. “When someone creates a DAF or foundation, the money donated will be tax-deductible. The dollars then get invested where the principal can grow. It’s the interest or dividends on those dollars that get paid out to the charities of choice.” The difference between a DAF and a foundation comes down to cost and control. A DAF is often run by another organization; a foundation is overseen by the philanthropist. “A [DAF] is a simpler and less expensive option, but you don’t have the same level of control over the process,” says McIntyre. “A private foundation allows you complete control, but [it] is more complex to operate and typically has higher operating costs.” But whichever option you choose, create a plan and give wisely. “Think about, what am I doing here and what are they doing with the money?” says Alberg-Seberich. “It’s about having a focus.”



THE TRANSFORMERS Today’s architects balance their quest for innovation and sustainability with old-world thinking and carbon-negative materials. Here are three visionaries who are meeting those challenges head on. By Christy Wright


he two most important words in the transformation process are without a doubt “before” and “after.” This is obvious in terms of physical makeovers — think the well-padded physique that morphs into a lithe silhouette in just under eight weeks — but perhaps not so much in the realm of architecture. Now more than ever, what comes before a building — the historical context and the process behind creating a structure — is just as important as the “after,” the structure itself. An increasing population, environmental awareness and changing workplace patterns are just some of the factors influencing today’s materials and methods. Perkins + Will, an American architecture and design firm with outposts in Toronto and Vancouver, recognizes that these millennial


challenges are here to stay. “We are going to continue to ask more from our environments, particularly as they relate to our health and well-being,” says the firm’s CEO, Phil Harrison. “It’s similar to how we relate to the food we eat. Most of us now think carefully about what kinds of food we put into our bodies. We know the ingredients, the health effects and, sometimes, even the farmers who grow and harvest it. Now, we’re beginning to think of space in a similar way.” A great example of this, and one that Perkins + Will has already adopted, is Fitwel (Facility Innovations Toward Wellness Environment Leadership), a collaboration between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and General Services Administration (GSA). Fitwel is a new healthy-workplace rating system administered by the New York–

based non-profit Center for Active Design. Notes Harrison, “Fitwel considers how our built environments — namely, our workplaces — can help us live healthier lives, and it is quickly gaining traction with building owners, cities and design firms worldwide.” Indeed, the firm is committed to certifying all of its North American offices to the Fitwel standard, features of which include everything from treadmill desks and naturally lit workstations to a dedicated space for secure bicycle parking, on-site showers and lockers, so employees are encouraged to cycle to work. “Our buildings and cities shape us and they can either help us lead healthier, happier lives or they can do the opposite,” says Harrison. “People are demanding more. As a result, higher-performing, healthier environments will appreciate in value, as will the designers who create them.” Designing through a prism of sustainable


OPPOSITE PAGE: The Backyard Hut Company’s ‘barn raising’: four posts, four beams and a roof. THIS PAGE: A rendering of one of the barns’ minamalist interiors. Photos courtesy of BH/



“Our buildings and cities shape us and they can either help us lead healthier, happier lives or they can do the opposite.”

THIS PAGE: One of the brightly lit interiors of Château Margaux in Bordeaux, France, which was renovated by U.K. architects Foster + Partners. Photo by Nigel Young, Foster + Partners.


performance led Perkins + Will, not to a newly developed material but, rather, to one of Earth’s original building blocks — wood. “[Wood] is one of the oldest and most beautiful construction materials in the world,” says Harrison. “Modern codes and the perceived advantages of concrete and steel have led us away from wood for the past 100 years, but today modern fabrication techniques allow us to use composite wood assemblies to enable us to build larger structures. Many industrial buildings around the world from the 1800s were made by similar means.” With this in mind, the firm dubbed its conceptual research of larger tall timber structures the “River Beech Tower,” based on a proposed 80-storey timber residential highrise to be situated along the Chicago River. Harrison admits it is not without challenges. “Working with world-class engineers, we are solving the technical limitations of such structures,” he says. These limitations include code- and fire-related issues and timber’s structural engineering feasibility. The firm’s River Beech team — a core group of six to eight people — have set a long-term research commitment to the project with yearly milestones. Their next step was to fabricate a series of partial prototypes this past summer, which they hope will lead to a full-scale, twostorey mock-up of a portion of the tower later in the year. “What we learn from that process will set the goals for next year,” says Harrison. “While the River Beech Tower may not get built, we believe the research we’re putting into it makes it much more likely that similar structures will be built soon.” The challenge of building a modern structure within a storeyed setting was the driving force behind the design of Château Margaux, a 19thcentury Bordeaux estate recently revitalized by U.K.-based architects Foster + Partners. Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Foster and his team were tasked with designing the estate’s first new construction in 200 years. “Every building in its time has been a contemporary intervention in a historic context,” says Foster who has worked with of a number of protected buildings around the world, including the Reichstag in Berlin and the British Museum in London. “This work often involves revealing the underlying architectural logic of a building by peeling away unnecessary historical accretions, and a combination of restoration and new construction.” In developing a master plan for the Margaux estate, Foster + Partners sought to establish a similar sense of clarity in linking together


The CDC (Centre for Disease Control) established a healthy workplace rating system that is being adapted by health-conscious businesses like architecture firm, Perkins and Will, seen here. Photo by Corey Gaffer.

all the new and existing areas in what Foster calls “a considered sequence.” He notes, “The estate was planned as an entire farming village, with the château surrounded by all of the industrial facilities needed for winemaking. You could say that this holistic approach to planning was ahead of its time.” His team’s design retains this connection between process and architecture: the existing buildings were restored to their original design intent and, in some cases, given new functions. To balance the overall composition, a new winery extends from one wing. “In its simplicity, this highly flexible, open enclosure reinterprets the form of the original industrial buildings,” says Foster. “It has a pitched roof at the same level, supported by tree-shaped load-bearing columns and punctuated by light wells. Its design is a natural successor to the vernacular tradition of the big roofed agricultural buildings of the region, but uses today’s technology and construction methods.” Closer to home, the Vancouver-based Leckie Studio Architecture + Design is upending the

notion of what a recreational property is with its revolutionary Backcountry Hut Company (BHC). “It was founded to assist in the design and construction of affordable outdoor recreation structures,” says founder and principal architect Michael Leckie. Inspired by IKEA’s business model of accessible, well-designed products, Leckie devised the easy-to-assemble structure — just four posts, four beams and a roof — as a turnkey solution to housing through a prefabricated system. “The ‘kit of parts’ hut system is designed as an engineered-wood post-and-beam skeleton that is then infilled with prefabricated panels,” says Leckie. “The whole assembly can be erected by volunteers in the tradition of the community barn-raising process.” While the method is relatively traditional, it is the efficient use of highly sustainable materials and the zero-waste manner in which the assemblies are put together that set BHC apart. “Our prefabrication method allows for an economy and conservation of material and energy usage in the production and assembly

of the building components,” says Leckie. “We use materials that are precut to size at the time of original milling, thus minimizing waste. Each component is then flat-packed onto pallets for shipping to a location close to the site, then transported via air or offroad vehicles. Site preparation is minimal and requires no use of heavy machinery for minimal site disruption. Piling holes are hand-dug and concrete is then poured into Sonotubes to form the piles for the foundation.” It is also the actual size of the foundation that is impactful — the huts are offered in four sizes with the smallest option clocking in at just 191 square feet. “One of the single biggest things that we can do to proactively reduce the negative impact of human population growth is to reduce our footprint,” says Leckie. “One of the [ways] is to live in smaller dwellings.” Which ties in nicely with the end goal of that smaller, more efficient silhouette. Or, as Leckie says, quoting the iconic industrial designer Dieter Rams, “Less, but better.”



RULES OF NATURE Having spent much of his youth in the foothills east of the Rockies, developer Ian MacGregor knew he had to move slowly and thoughtfully to preserve the unspoiled beauty at the heart of his Carraig Ridge project. By Paul Gallant


eading west out of Calgary on the Bow Valley Trail, one sees the Rockies gradually increase their claim on the horizon, as the prairie landscape slowly transforms into a mountainous one. The area around Carraig Ridge, between Ghost Lake and Ghost River, is known as ranching country, but it’s also home to a fragile ecosystem at the edge of the mountains. Ian MacGregor’s penchant for landscapes started when he was a boy. His parents had a cabin in the vicinity, and when they retired in the 1970s, they bought an 1800s homestead on a dead-end road just north of Ghost Lake.


“It’s a place where you can really escape, a beautiful place that stimulates you deeply,” says MacGregor, who on his own started purchasing property in the area in the 1990s. An engineer by trade, MacGregor, now 66, is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Calgary-based North West Refining. He’s led some of the country’s top companies in Alberta’s energy sector and is known for his multibillion-dollar oil refinery projects. Surprisingly, he can be self-depreciating about his work. — “We don’t think about appearance very much; it’s going to look bad no matter what you do.” — which has in part driven his

interest in ensuring that in a region facing intense development pressures, Carraig Ridge’s undulating hills, just a 45-minute drive outside of Calgary, are given the respect they deserve. “Maybe engineers are frustrated architects,” says MacGregor, who has always craved to do something more artistic. “We don’t very often get the chance to do things that are beautiful. To that end, MacGregor has spent years working with top planners and architects to make sure the completed homes of Carraig Ridge honour the landscape. Unlike the quick turnaround times favoured by large corporate developments, here, there is no rush. The plan >


THIS PAGE: Surrounded by weathered outcrops and mature forest, the Rock House, designed by architect James Cutler, fits snugly into a crevice in perfect harmony. Photos: Bent RenĂŠ SynnevĂĽ g



THIS PAGE: The modern concrete and glass structure is a lesson in restraint while the choice of low-slung furniture allows for uninterrupted views.





— 44 distinctive architect-designed homes on 700 acres — will unfold slowly and thoughtfully, taking into account the distinct geography, flora and fauna that make the area unique. “Things grow slowly here at the edge of the mountains. If you cut something down, you’ll never see it back in your lifetime,” says MacGregor. “I started with the idea of doing something as well as possible.” This meant reaching out to some of the best architects and planners in the world. With help from his daughter Kate MacGregor, president of Calgary-based XYC Design + Development, Ian MacGregor pursued collaborators who were prepared to do the best work of their careers. “If they didn’t seem to be getting it, we brought in the next person,” he says. The emphasis had to be on environmental sensitivity, creativity and quality of construction, not the size of the floor plans. The first home to break ground on Carraig Ridge is the Rock House, designed by Seattlebased James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects. It is a striking concrete and glass structure set into a notch in a rock, offering panoramic mountain views, and carries a design life of 300 years. Very few trees were removed for its construction. “We tried to make it, so that when you’re inside, you feel like you’re outside, except you don’t have the wind blowing,” says MacGregor. In keeping with his nature-first vision, he also brought in Newfoundland-born, Norway-based Todd Saunders of Saunders Architecture to build on the site and bring the community to life organically. The first of the five Saunders Architecture homes for Carraig Ridge start construction this year, but their inception and their relationship with the landscape started years ago, when MacGregor and Saunders toured each Carraig Ridge site,

drew a 1:1 footprint of where each home could go, prepared preliminary designs, then went back and re-sited the buildings. Saunders’s aesthetic for the homes could be described as Can-Nordic — clean Scandinavian lines, covered outdoor spaces that are conducive to all northern climates, and pitched roofs that are a nod toward traditional Alberta structures. “The angles are not typical angles, but when you look at the buildings, you definitely see the old and the new forms,” says Saunders. “We wanted to come up with our version of Rocky Mountain architecture.” Each of Saunders’s houses will use a different high-grade metal on the exterior to contrast with all-wood interiors, and he’ll be collaborating with DIRTT, a Calgary-based interior design and manufacturing company that will create modular components to be assembled on-site. Though the homes are deliberately compact — MacGregor is intent on avoiding the oversized sprawl of conventional housing developments — every inch of the space provides value and beauty. The thick walls have storage built right into them, while the decks allow an indoor dinner party to effortlessly turn alfresco. “I wouldn’t call the houses brothers and sisters, but cousins,” says Saunders. “It’s a chance to do a family of structures where I can experiment from one to another, with each one playing off the next.” Being in tune with nature is not merely about sustainable buildings. To create the “living in a park” feeling, MacGregor pressed the municipal district for changes to regulations that would have forced him to divide the 700 acres into 40acre lots — too large for residential properties but not appropriate for farming either. Instead, each home will sit on a lot of between two >




and five acres, with the rest of the land held in common. Rather than chop up the land into a grid, roads follow the natural contours, actively encouraging residents and visitors to slow down and enjoy the surroundings. The idea is to provide a feeling of community without any one property imposing on another. Proving his commitment to the project, MacGregor has already built an estimated 50 kilometres of walking, hiking and cross-country skiing trails on the site. There’s also an adjacent 1,500-acre parcel of land he owns that’s protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement. One 10mile strip starts at Ghost Lake and goes north to Ghost River — a half-day expedition, MacGregor estimates, if you take your time. There is the hope that this sustainable, decidedly modern architectural vision might be considered something of a call to arms for other residential developers in Western Canada. “When we’re building an oil refinery, you have to make decisions quickly, and if there’s a problem, you’ve got to solve it quickly,” MacGregor says. “[Carraig Ridge] is about slowing down, doing the best work of your life without being driven by the normal pressures.”




THIS PAGE: An outdoor warming hut — essentially a fireplace set in a slatted-wood box — designed by New York studio Young Projects, makes a statement while remaining respectful of the natural setting. OPPOSITE PAGE: Floor-to-ceiling glass walls afford panoramic wilderness vistas. Circular seating define the interior of the warming hut, along with an innovative take on how to view the outdoors.



VISION QUEST The driving force behind the Drake (hip hangouts, not the rapper), Jeff Stober continues to make his mark by going against the grain. By Shawna Cohen


t may sound eccentric, but “gastronomic town square” is how 58-year-old Drake Hotel’s founder, Jeff Stober, explains his latest venture, Drake Commissary. Housed in a former manufacturing building in Toronto’s up-and-coming Junction Triangle district, it boasts a coffeehouse-meets-cocktaillounge vibe. Here, depending on the time of day, you might find neighbouring artists munching on made-from-scratch scones, or time-starved parents grabbing a quinoa-salad lunch while stocking up on staples such as fresh bread and jam (artisanal, no less). Or you could bump into the post-work crowd commiserating, celebrating or decompressing over a glass of rosé and charcuterie board. If the multigenerational laid-back-social-hub formula seems familiar, that’s because we’ve seen it before in various incarnations. In 2004, long before West Queen West became the highly


populated hipster haven that it is today, Stober had a radical idea. Build a 19-room boutique hotel for locals (tourists are welcome, too). Add a street-level restaurant, rooftop patio, live music and DJ lounge, quirky general store, contemporary art and curated cultural events. Voilà, the Drake Hotel was born (an expansion is in the works, including an extended lobby and 32 additional guest rooms, aka “crash pads”). Famous faces who have graced the Drake with their presence include everyone, from actors Woody Harrelson and Zoë Kravitz to beloved Blue Jay Marcus Stroman to musicians Moby, Beck and rapper Drake. Stober’s new art-clad space, Drake Commissary — an 8,000-square-foot bakery, bar and larder — appears as if it’s been in the neighbourhood all along. The exposedbrick building blends in seamlessly with its neighbours, including Henderson Brewing

Co. and House of Anansi Press (later this year, Toronto’s highly anticipated Museum of Contemporary Art will be housed across the street, in the iconic Tower Automotive Building). Inside is an open-concept production kitchen, with devoted chefs creating concoctions not just for the Commissary but also for Drake Catering, which launched in February, as well as dry goods for all six Drake General Stores. Back in 2004, Stober was instrumental in transforming a once-barren strip of West Queen West into the thriving design and arts district it’s become. But he refuses to take credit. “The neighbourhoods [we discover] have been chosen by artists, by creatives, long before we uncover them,” says Stober, who was born in Montreal but has called Toronto home for nearly 30 years. “These are neighbourhoods that are deeply ingrained with personality, historic architecture and a creative pedigree.” >


Jeff Stober, the mastermind behind the Drake, takes in the scene at Drake One Fifty, a ’70s building that has now been transformed into a cool downtown brasserie. Photo: Michael Graydon.



The same can be said for Drake Devonshire — a charming lakeside hotel in Prince Edward County, Ont., that’s been nearly booked solid since it opened in 2014 — and, more recently, the Commissary. As for Drake One Fifty, a popular brasserie in Toronto’s Financial District, Stober was first attracted to the York Street structure itself. “It was a weird, badly architected building from the late ’70s. I loved the opportunity of deconstructing it with our interpretation of postmodernism,” he says, adding that a nearby all-day bar, Drake Minibar, will launch in the fall. “Opening here was an unexpected move. I love going against the grain.” Indeed, Stober has built a career breaking new ground. More than a decade ago, he understood what few at the time knew — that true luxury in hospitality isn’t about highthread-count bedding or caviar facials but, rather, a sense of community. “The flip side to being beholden to our tech devices is craving human interaction. Everyone has branded themselves with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, but the desire is still there to have personal interactive experiences,” says this former tech exec who now eschews social media (the Drake,


on the other hand, has a strong online presence). This mode of thinking explains why each of Stober’s projects has a real community feel to it; he’s fascinated by what he calls a live/work/ play ecosystem. “A hotel is a community of strangers under one communal roof on a given night, where the hotel door is a metaphor for what lurks beyond,” he explains. “If you walk into any Drake destination, there’s a busy lunch hour, cocktail hour, dinner hour. But now we see people lingering in the afternoon, having a coffee or a glass of wine while doing their work. They’re using it as a de facto office space and it makes perfect sense — we all need to be part of a human experience.” Stober and his team, which includes John Tong of design studio +tongtong, have developed a trademark look that incorporates natural materials (raw wood, marble, cork), warm brass, green leather, one-off vintage furniture pieces and the ubiquitous one-arm stool. The spaces share a common design theme that can be described as eclectic, postmodern, cozy, chic and, most of all, timeless. There’s also a nod to nostalgia interwoven throughout, evidenced by ’50s-inspired custom photo booths

FROM TOP: The Drake Commissary’s interior

follows Stober’s signature modern-retro style; the exterior echoes the local industrial vibe. All photos by Kayla Rocca.


LEFT: A wood banquette with blue leather insets offers the perfect venue for people-watching. BELOW: Colourful seating options; an iconic vintage photo booth.

and, at Drake Devonshire, a games room replete with ping-pong table and backgammon boards (in the summer, guests can roast marshmallows over an open fire pit). “There’s a curious culture seeker in each of us, but clearly an inner child in each of us, too,” says Stober of his properties’ playful touches, like whimsical hand-stitched dolls in every room and, for adults-only getaways, a sex-toy menu. On a personal level, Stober sees no distinction between work and play — and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “There’s no such thing in my life as a full workday or leisure day. I’m always engaged in everything that I do. I practise yoga, I spin, I work out. I love walking, I love cooking, I love wine. I love being around my friends. I love researching all the things I have an interest in — travel, culture, food, interior design, architecture.” For Stober, inspiration comes from all facets of daily life, especially travel. He’s racked up countless mileage points flying to New York, where he owns a loft in SoHo, and art fairs such as Venice Biennale and Art Basel. Earlier this year, he spent two weeks in Tulum, Mexico. “I wasn’t going there as a work trip, but I did come back feeling very inspired,” recalls Stober, who, upon returning home, quickly added a new type of tequila and mole sauce to his menu. “There are always interesting opportunities to learn and grow in every trip.” It’s during these travels that Stober collects much of the memorabilia in his cherished three-ring binder. Since 2001, around the time that he purchased the Drake Hotel, Stober has been collecting cut-outs of things that interest him — ranging from street art, fashion and food to pop-up galleries, museums, art parties, poetry slams and menus, even vending machines and Do not disturb signs (think of

it as the original Pinterest board). “I looked through the binder recently; it was still so timely and relevant,” notes Stober. He also goes old-school when it comes to scheduling, preferring a leatherbound Day-Timer to iCal. “I’ve used the same system for nearly 20 years. It’s way more compatible to me in that you’re doodling, you’re writing things down, crossing things out. You’re making notes. It’s a personal diary of that year.” (He has a DayTimer collection dating back to 2002.) Part of what makes Stober so interesting — and successful — is this juxtaposition of old and new. He has an ability to predict and even help shape the next big trend, and yet, he admits he’s never collected email nor used the browser on his phone (an old-model BlackBerry). And it’s not from lack of know-how. Stober prefers to live in the moment, finding solace in flying, for instance, because it’s one of the few ways in which to disconnect (he was somewhat uneasy when Wi-fi was on offer during a recent Lufthansa flight). And while he’s helping to transform different pockets of downtown Toronto into major culture destinations, he lives in a quiet uptown neighbourhood and is most comfortable hanging with buddies or greeting his eightysomething parents at early Saturdaynight dinners at the Drake Hotel (“They love seeing the hustle and bustle.”). One thing that remains a constant in Stober’s life is his unwavering curiosity. “I obsess over why people are looking for that hospitable, comfortable, democratic environment like the Drake, which I saw as a pushback to technology,” he says. “Much like an artist or photographer, I’m a bit of an outsider who observes [life] through a lens. I tend to do that, as well as actively participate. I really love being engaged and stirring the pot.”



ARTIST, SELF-COMPOSED Informed by the past and emboldened by the future, musician Sarah Slean’s latest work redefines the modern classic. By Elio Iannacci


istening to Canadian Sarah Slean’s newest album, Metaphysics, is a lot like entering a collector’s storage unit and unveiling its hidden treasures — works of art that allow the listener to discover Slean’s genius through immersive examination. Some tracks bring to mind vintage pop-culture paraphernalia and the exuberance of bygone musicals, while others modernize classical masterworks by Bach, Verdi and Brahms. But it is this 40-year-old singersongwriter’s experience as both a university music scholar who has been composing, producing and writing her own music on nine albums over the past 20 years, as well as a pop-music lover that makes her recent output so exceptional. Slean is as comfortable with symphonies as she is with drum machines, mixing old and new sounds, styles and genres with the energy of an ingénue and the skill of a pro. Operatic-inspired cuts such as “The Gypsy” and “A Thousand Butterflies” liaison with the past in ways that go beyond nostalgia. “I have such an affinity to certain eras that exude elegance in every aspect of living,” Slean explains from the living room of her home in Toronto. “In the ’50s, the protagonists in films had people like Bogart and Brando — these were men of substance and character,” she says. “It goes for the women as well. There’s such a resonance there because there was such grace and tremendous humility. Let’s face it, we could use that now. Instagram does not an Audrey Hepburn make.” To counter the culture of instant gratification and floral filters, Slean took to collaging old photos of her past icons to make a video for Metaphysics’ first single,


“Sarah.” “Some days, I feel it is almost as if that exquisiteness were extinct, but I’m doing my part to keep it alive, or at least remind people that it is still here.” Revisiting her own past to write the songs for Metaphysics wasn’t as easy as fawning over Hollywood’s Golden Age. To fully grasp the emotional tenor needed for a full-length album, Slean, who was born in Pickering, Ont., followed her usual project preparation pattern and set off into a geographic and metaphoric state of self-imposed exile. Before creating her third album, 2004’s Day One, she secluded herself in a cabin outside of Ottawa. For the acclaimed 2008 The Baroness, Slean checked herself into the offline confines of a Buddhist monastery in Bordeaux. For Metaphysics, Slean was already well into a personal transformation, having undergone a very public divorce from Royal Wood, another well-known Canadian musician to whom she was married for four years. Instead of planning a Facebook-free vacation, Slean bought the farm. Literally. Feeling the need to move away from her condo in Toronto, Slean upsized and purchased a property near Port Perry. After renovating it — in tandem with writing songs for Metaphysics — she realized a few things definitely were out of place, namely her. “I was frantically looking for this semblance of home when there was no semblance of that in me internally,” she says. “The folly of that is really clear to me now. This is a beautiful dream house except it’s not for me. It’s a house for a family of five running around in the yard. But I think that’s what was happening in me psychologically. There needed to be a rebuild.”

Once again she packed up her books and headed back to Toronto. From upsize to downsize, she moved into a smaller home where she hunkered down to record her healing hymns. Slean’s next step is taking her personal stories on the road this fall, on a cross-Canada tour. Her performance style can be described as a concertmeets-concerto-meets-cabaret, and each show is a one-of-a-kind experience with the spontaneity of new collaborators that change from stage to stage. “I get to reconnect with musicians that come and perform with us from all over since I can’t bring a 13-piece orchestra with me wherever I go,” she says. “In some circumstances, we have even larger ensembles and it becomes this really amazing event; other times it is really small and intimate. No matter what, it all comes together because of the sheer desire that classical musicians have to make music together.” The process of creating in such an instinctive manner is one that Slean holds close to her heart. In fact, a huge painting of a quote by English writer Aldous Huxley, created by her own hand, sits above the grand piano in her living room and serves as a permanent prompt. It reads: “All that we are and will and do, in the last analysis, depends on what we believe the nature of things to be.” It is in Huxley’s writing that Slean has found a sense of purpose that goes beyond the confines of convention but still uses traditional tools to express. “What I’m doing is trying to develop a language for breaking all the barriers, so I’m in overlapping worlds,” she says. “I’m looking for the visceral response — that overwhelming emotion or a sense of sanctity that doesn’t subscribe to any one particular way of thinking but can make a new path of thinking altogether. To me, that’s art.”


Singer-songwriter Sarah Slean needed to rebuild herself in order to create her ninth album, Metaphysics. Photo: Ivan Otis.



HIGHER LEARNING On the cusp of global expansion, Canadian fashion designer Sid Neigum opens up about tough lessons, architectural inspiration and the art of evolution. By Carlene Higgins


esides being a talented designer whose eye for the avant-garde has earned him A-list clients such as Jennifer Aniston, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Coco Rocha, Alberta-born Sid Neigum is just plain smart. The 29-year-old had been studying science in university when he decided to shift his focus to cutting and sewing. The label has, in the mere six years since its inception, established a signature sculptural aesthetic that draws on the cerebral — the golden ratio, a mathematical ideal geometry found in history’s most eye-pleasing examples of art, design, even nature. And this fall, as his surprisingly different — and more feminine — collection enters Net-a-Porter and more luxury retailers worldwide, this millennial’s greatest


attribute is clear: the ability to listen and learn. Neigum was born in the small oil town of Drayton Valley (population, 6,000-ish), just outside of Edmonton. While other kids were sticks up in hockey, Neigum spent his youth playing in punk and metal bands, developing a keen fascination for musician dressing (his uniform is still all-black jeans and T-shirts, of his own design). His grandmother was a seamstress and her influence rubbed off. “Without making a pattern, she would just grab the measuring tape and whip up a dress for my sister,” Neigum remembers. “I always found it interesting that she could create something from nothing in an hour.” It took Neigum’s parents several years to accept the fact that he wanted to follow in her

footsteps rather than pursue a career as a doctor, a goal he aspired to after working at a hospital. He first attended MC College in Edmonton before venturing on to New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. His next position was serving as an intern with designer Yigal Azrouel. “I was at the bottom of the food chain,” Neigum remarks. “But while I was fetching coffee, I could see how the structure of the business was working, like how many seamstresses and designers they had.” He gleaned all he could from being on the inside, and today Neigum makes almost all of his samples and smaller units of production in his Toronto studio, then outsources anything over 50 or 100 units to contractors, in much the same way he’d learned from his mentors. >


Deconstructed sleeves and skirt were featured in Neigum’s FW 2017 collection.



“The same geometry and patterns used with super-fluid fabric changes things so much.”

It’s easy for Neigum’s creations to become a conversation starter, shown here with his twist on the classic ensemble of white shirt with black pant.



CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The avantgarde designer Sid Neigum backstage in Toronto. Portrait by Luis Mora; dramatic shirring on a black top complements the sculptural silhouette of a jewel-tone skirt; a tunic with flared sleeves benefits from Neigum’s twist-and-tie technique.

Despite his being a quick study, the first runway show at Toronto Fashion Week in 2011 went over badly. The collection was naïve, Neigum recalls, and a big part of the focus was on androgyny, a concept he’s since abandoned because “most department stores don’t have unisex sections,” he notes. An unflattering review by Sarah Nicole Prickett at the Toronto Standard declared that it was “smart of Neigum to combine historical Japanese influences — although I’m not sure how well he understood them — with the contemporary ones.” But rather than interpret the criticism as insult, Neigum heeded it as advice. “I really took it to heart, like, okay, good point.” He spent the next while honing in on his vision. The result was collection after womenswear collection using the golden ratio as the golden rule. Architects like Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas could be found on the young designer’s mood boards. (As an example, one might detect a trace of Frank Gehry’s Deconstructionist Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall in Neigum’s 2015 white threedimensional scarf-cum-halter top.) In 2012 Neigum received Toronto Fashion Incubator’s New Labels Award. More accolades followed. In 2015 the line was picked up by The Room at The Bay and, shortly thereafter, by Simons. The turning point toward broader recognition happened last year when Neigum was granted the DHL Exported Program in London, which meant that he would be able to show at London Fashion Week for two seasons at no cost. It was there that Maya Singer of took notice, calling Neigum “one to watch” in a positive review of his FW’16 collection. Soon Neigum found himself meeting with buyers all over the world. They loved his clothing, but they demanded changes. “A lot of the feedback was from the Middle East, because I’m so used to designing for the climate that I’m in,” explains Neigum, who struggled to justify the heavier fabrics he had been using to articulate his constructions, when buyers were sitting in 45-degree

weather. “I think a lot of Canadian designers’ spring collections are too heavy, and even their fall collections probably, because our weather is so much colder than average.” Neigum started researching temperatures for various cities that corresponded to in-store dates and adjusted the fabrics for his fall 2017 collection accordingly. Comprised of lighterweight velvets and silky pleats, the sensibility is noticeably softer — and more wearable. Since the presentation, he’s booked four retailers in the Middle East, Joyce in Hong Kong, Boutique 1 in London and, most significant, Net-a-Porter, raising his overall production by 1,208 percent virtually overnight. At first glance, one might worry Neigum is abandoning his hard-won vision, but like all of his clothes, one need only look more closely to realize that the DNA is still there. “People were, like, ‘It’s so different than past collections.’ I had to remind them that it’s the same pattern as this [other] collection, but with a totally different fabric and a manipulation detail like a knot,” Neigum explains. “The same geometry and patterns used with super-fluid fabric changes things so much.” Neigum rather enjoyed slashing apart all of his old patterns, then adding a twist or a tie in order to put them back together again to create something new. Now that women from New York to Paris to Hong Kong will be able to order one of his pieces at the click of a button, what will Neigum learn how to do next? Well, he already has a side hustle, customizing the interiors of high-performance cars like Porsches and McLarens with Pfaff. He’d like to get back to playing music if he can spare the time, particularly on the 150-year-old wooden piano that sits in the downtown condo he shares with his girlfriend, Chloé Gordon, one of the designers for fellow Canadian fashion label Beaufille. “It sounds cheesy and lame, but I hope to be doing the same thing, just what I love.” On the contrary, the most evolved among us think just like this.






Pair luxe fabrics with rich textures for an effortlessly chic look. By Tracey Ho Lung

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11 01 Various shades of red Victoria Beckham 02 VĂŞtements leather boots, approximately $2,545. 03 Longines Railroad watch, $2,100. 04 COS leather belt, $69. 05 Elizabeth and James necklace, approximately $276. 06 The Elder Statesman cashmere sweater, approximately $1,097. 07 Gucci silk midi skirt, approximately $2,551. 08 Saint Laurent croc-embossed leather tote, approximately $3,242. 09 Lamarque grey shirt, $240, lamarquecollection. com 10 Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55 watch,$9,440. 11 RayBan Blaze Shooter sunglasses, $215. rayban. com 12 WANT Les Essentiels leather gloves, $330. 13 Burberry cashmere scarf, $735. 14 Prada wool coat, approximately $5,722. 15 Buttoned-up at Bottega Veneta 16 Coach leather bag, $800. 17 Brunello Cucinelli leather derbies, $1,175.






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TUFT LOVE These fresh takes on the traditional buttonedup upholstery technique will have you falling for it all over again. By Margot Austin


02 O N T H E D OW N L OW Inspired by the clean, organic lines of midcentury modern design, the Winston bed keeps a low profile, making it well suited to urban and loft interiors. Available with a taller headboard. $1,549 (queen). EQ3,

WING IT The Bird Wing chair is inspired by a 19th-century-style classic, but designer Susan Hable deftly plays with proportions, curves and tufting for a chic revamped modern silhouette. Opt for a pair of these high-back chairs to create intimacy in a room with soaring ceilings. $3,495. Cocoon Furnishings,

03 FA B FAU X Install tromp l’oeil tufted wallcovering in a bedroom for a cheeky floor-to-ceiling texture or use it as a feature wall to embellish a dressing room or to add dimensional interest to plain slab doors. 54 euros (approximately $80) per roll. Koziel,

04 IN THE ROUND The perfect companion to a sectional sofa, this amply-sized tufted ottoman can be pressed into service as a comfy perch for guests or as a spot to park that tray of drinks or hors d’oeuvres. $699. CB2,



05 GRAND SCALE With its generous scale, elegant rolled arms and luxuriously deep overstuffed seating, this new version of the chesterfield sofa stays true to the original, while linen upholstery and the un-tufted seat hit those modern style notes. $8,500. Montauk,


06 B O R N E AGA I N The whimsical Rondo bench seat, also known as a borne, by iconic Canadian design duo Powell & Bonnell, features a deep button-tufted back. Position it by a bay window, in the foyer or in a large living room to help delineate as well as link multiple seating areas. Starts at $13,700. South Hill Home,

The pleasingly curved Mammoth lounge chair offers the cocooning comfort of overstuffed leather seating, but none of the bulk. Button-less is a new spin on the old tufting technique. $5,999. Crate & Barrel,

09 RIGHT ANGLES The innovative geometric tufting on the armless Vince sofa offers a chic contemporary alternative to the traditional look of tufted furniture. Warm café au lait brown is upholstery’s colour of the moment. $2,107. West Elm,

07 A L L A B O U T T H E BA S E Designer Darryl Carter is a master of the modern/classic mash-up, perfectly illustrated by his Monument Cocktail Ottoman wherein he marries a traditional leather button-tufted seat with a sleek, dramatic steel understructure. $6,135. Cocoon Furnishings,



ARTIST’S PLAY Photographer Maude Arsenault trades in her own camera to become a gallerist who brings together collectors and the country’s emerging photographic talents. By Eva Friede


e live in a world of visual overload — millions upon millions of photos posted daily on social media, thousands by our own hands. Thankfully, Maude Arsenault provides some calm and reflection within the storm. A professional photographer who has worked largely in fashion in Canada, Australia and France, Arsenault started seeking an outlet for her less commercial art about seven or eight years ago. That’s how, in April 2013, she found herself with two new “babies,” as she calls them — her newborn son, Romain, and her online gallery, The Print Atelier. Almost 10 years after launching, The Print Atelier has on its roster about 25 established and emerging art photographers.


It has become a full-time, absorbing pursuit for Arsenault, after almost 25 years as a commercial photographer shooting campaigns and editorials for clients ranging from Flare and Madame Figaro magazines to upscale fashion retailers Holt Renfrew and Ogilvy. “I am more than a photographer, I am an artist,’’ says Arsenault, who is 44 years old. Yet, the proliferation of accomplished and beautiful photographs as part of our everyday lives begs the question: What makes a picture art, special or collectible? “Everybody can take a pretty picture — that has no more value in a sense,’’ she says. “Now, photography is not about the aesthetics. It’s about the process and the intention. It’s about the story behind it.” I spoke with Arsenault on a rainy Monday afternoon in her new home, nestled behind

a glorious magnolia tree in Montreal’s tony Outremont neighbourhood. She had not yet fully unpacked, but large-scale art prints already adorned the walls — in the living room a romantic print of strewn white roses by Margo Ducharme, in the kitchen Sara A. Tremblay’s black-and-white abstract, and in the dining room a diptych of her own work, titled La fin des étoiles and Irina. Arsenault was always interested in contemporary art and started collecting many years ago. A significant early buy was by Paul Fusco from the RFK Funeral Train series, now a valuable collectible. “My taste evolves, but I have never bought something that 20 years later I don’t still love,’’ she notes. She fell into photography in the 1990s, meeting the fashion crowd while hanging out >


Montreal-born model Chantal Stafford at Oka National Park in Quebec, posing for one of Maude Arsenault’s personal photo projects.



on Montreal’s boulevard Saint-Laurent at such hot spots as Di Salvio’s and the Shed. “Fashion was a diversion,’’ says Arsenault. “I only cared about how I can use pieces to create a story and make a beautiful image.” But it soon was time to remove herself from the commercial constraints of Montreal. In 2001 she headed to Australia, then on to Paris. “Montreal was never the right market for me.” Three years later, Arsenault returned to Montreal, after she became pregnant and needed the support of her family. That’s when she decided that if she were to stay in Montreal, she would have find a way to get more involved in the art world. “There is nothing else in the world I am more passionate about than photography,’’ she says. “I love print, I love paper, I love seeing a beautiful artwork — anything on paper.’’ One day the idea of an online gallery came to her. That was about 2011, and nothing like that existed at the time. It took several more years, and the difficult pregnancy with


Romain, her third child, to get the gallery up and running. “It all came together. It was the perfect thing to do — lie on my couch and work on my computer,’’ she says. The gallery eventually took over and now consumes most of her time. She shoots just two or three days a month for KO Média publications like Véro magazine and Cuisine Futée. “The balance of the two is perfect,’’ she says of her professional mix, adding she’d like to shoot more. But for now, with three children and a film director husband who often travels, she can’t do it all. For The Print Atelier, Arsenault represents artists whose work she herself would love to collect. Pressed on the difference between commercial and artistic work, Arsenault is firm. “It’s impossible not to see the difference. An artist is trying to say something, express something.” That may be something conceptual, environmental or a personal search, she says. “For me, commercial photography is dead. There is almost no future for it.”

She can’t say where photography and the constant documentation of everyday lives is heading. Her 13-year-old daughter “takes 3 million selfies a day,” she notes. “I find it really fascinating and quite worrisome.” Arsenault concedes, however, that a commercial piece can be art, too. “A client can associate his name with an artist’s work.” And commercial works by Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber or Irving Penn, for instance, can become iconic — and collectible. She’s personally inspired by renowned photographers such as Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh and Mario Sorrenti. On the contemporary front, she admires Cass Bird, a lesbian whose work often explores gender issues. “She is a very interesting mix of fashion and art,’’ Arsenault says of Bird, who has shot everyone from the Obamas to Jessica Chastain and Pharrell Williams. “Her work is lively. I wish I could be doing what she does — a mixture of very feminine and very boyish work. It’s super-modern — a perfect modern vision of women and men right now.” >

LIFESTYLE Wide open horizons and empty spaces are dominant elements in Arsenault’s work. OPPOSITE PAGE: Shot at dawn, on a beach in Sydney, Australia, this image was a part of Arsenault’s Clover Park series, which explores the nostalgia of youth. THIS PAGE: Arsenault chose a deserted parking lot as the backdrop for model Celeste for a photo that was later featured in the avant-garde fashion magazine Tantalum.

“I am more than a photographer, I am an artist.”




M AU D E ’ S T I P S On collecting art photography BUY WHAT YOU LOVE: Collecting is not about investing. It’s about loving and living with a piece of art. “Nobody in the art world believes that one should buy art just as an investment. Collecting art is a luxury,” says Arsenault. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS: “The best way to buy art is with your gut. You absolutely need to love the work. If you’re lucky and make the right choice, it may turn out to be a good investment.” THINK SMALL: Photography is more accessible. Try to buy from small editions — under 30. The smaller the edition, the best chance you have to make a good return on investment.

Artists at The Print Atelier worth watching

THIS PAGE: (From top) Obsolete, Delete, Rotary Dial Phone by David Ellingsen centres on outdated technology. Au lit by Le Pigeon — part of this photographer’s Muse series — offers viewers the beauty of a captured moment. At the Grocery Store is part of Alana Riley’s Surrender series, which focuses on the interaction between two people.

ALANA RILEY: “Her work is based on the relationship between people and explores the idea of human encounters. One series showcases herself, dressed in a worker’s uniform, in places like a grocery store. She is pictured with a worker literally on her back. “Her work makes so much sense. It’s so sensitive. It makes you reflect on the world, your community. Her whole body of work makes you think about your relationship with other people.” DAVID ELLINGSEN: With his focus on the environment, Ellingsen reflects on issues like deforestation, climate change and waste. He lives between Victoria, Vancouver and the farm on the remote island of Cortes, in B.C., where he was raised. “I love that he is working on environmental issues,’’ Arsenault says, adding that his family history and connection to the Pacific Northwest makes his work even more powerful. LE PIGEON: Montreal-based Le Pigeon, whose real name is Jerry Pigeon, has an incredible ability to get into people, Arsenault says. “His work depicts emotional and intrusive voyeuristic scenes, He gives you the opportunity to be in other people’s private lives for an instant. He’s made a bit of a scene for himself. He’s a character.’’



“Now, photography is not about the aesthetics. It’s about the process and the intention. It’s about the story behind it.” THIS PAGE: (Top) Fulfilling her longtime

interest in hotel rooms and their intimate encounters, Arsenault captures a moment at the Hilton in Toronto. (Bottom) Photographer and gallerist, Maude Arsenault. Portrait by Ariel Tarr.



ART IN UNCERTAIN TIMES In an age of uncertainty, culture provides both emotional solace and financial security. By Rhonda Riche


ay you live in interesting times” is an old saying-cum-“curse” that’s wide open to interpretation. “Interesting times,” however, pretty much sums up the situation in today’s world — environmental change, geopolitical unrest, real-estate bubbles. It would also be interesting to look back in time and see how change has affected culture, specifically the art world. Up until the emergence of independent galleries and dealers in the 19th century, in Western art, patrons commissioned work directly from artists. And those patrons generally represented the estates — i.e., the church and the nobility — which a critic would most like to challenge. The Spanish painter Francisco Goya, who made overtly political etchings while painting portraits of courtiers, was probably the first to use his


medium for his own message, paving the way for “statement work” to seep its way into the subsequent centuries. In fact, our 21st-century mayhem seems quite stable compared to the 20th century, which was full of unrest — two world wars and one long cold war, the Spanish Flu and other pandemics, segregation, apartheid, famine, two great depressions and unheard-of prosperity, plus social and technological upheaval. So, how has the art world been affected by today’s shifting sands, pervasive in every media as a result of our global connectedness? It seems like business as usual. At a Sotheby’s auction in May 2017, while election campaigns in France and England had voters worried about populist protest votes and a slide into right-wing policies, an intense 10-minute bidding war took place for a painting by American artist Jean-Michel >

OPPOSITE PAGE: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled, signed, titled and dated 1984 (on the reverse), acrylic and oil slick on canvas, estimate £2,50,000-£3,50,000, sold for £7,093,000. Photo: courtesy of Sotheby’s.




Basquiat that brought $110.5 million (U.S.). It was the most paid at auction for a work by an American artist and for any artwork created after 1980. At the same auction during Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening, works by Jonas Wood, Gerhard Richter and Agnes Martin also exceeded their already high estimates. The current political climate is not causing enough instability to stop buyers from seeking solace in beauty. “I’m fairly certain the art market has not been affected at all,” says RM Vaughan, a Berlin-based Canadian video artist and author of many books and articles on culture. “The market is primarily for the super-rich, and such people live outside of the ups and downs of the economy.” In an interview with CNBC, Sotheby’s president and CEO, Tad Smith, stated that despite anxiety about the state of the world’s affairs, fine-art prices still have room to grow. “There’s just a lot of very wealthy people from all types of countries,” Smith noted, “and they have a lot of capital to deploy.” There are many other ways art influences the culture at large — not just those with lots of disposable income and, often, not in the way the artists intended. In the gilded age of the late 19th century, industrialists donated their private art collections to the public to make themselves seem less opportunistic. It should also be noted that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, currently in the sights of the U.S. media, have used art to boost their brands. Trump’s Instagram feed often displays works by emerging artists such as Nate Lowman, Dan Colen and Alex Da Corte. Richard Prince, known for his controversial practice of appropriating images, made a portrait of Ivanka based on an Instagram post, sold it to her for >


THIS PAGE: (Top) Lot 26, Untitled (1982) by Keith Haring. Acrylic on vinyl tarpaulin with metal grommets. Estimate, $4 million–$6 million; sold for $6,537,500, which set a record for artist at auction. (Bottom) Lot 6, Silex Scintillans (in 3 parts) by Cy Twombly. From a highly distinguished North American collection. Oil, wax crayon, coloured pencil and graphite on paper. Signed with initials; dated 14 July 1981. Estimate, $5 million–$7 million; sold for $8,337,500. © Cy Twombly Foundation. OPPOSITE PAGE: Lot 8, Nude Sunbathing by Roy Lichtenstein. From a prominent American collection. Oil and Magna on canvas. Signed and dated 95 on the reverse. Estimate, $20 million; sold for $24 million. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photos: courtesy of Sotheby’s.




$36,000 and then denounced it as “fake art.” In our modern age, art has also become a hedge against uncertain economic forces. Unlike real estate, art is portable and therefore more liquid when times become unstable. And unlike stocks, art is tangible; it has value as something to be enjoyed and interacted with every day. Which means that in a topsy-turvy world, we seek solace and affirmation from art. “If there have been any bumps on the road, all that means is that buyers are looking at ‘safe’ purchases,” says Vaughan. “This is not a great time to be an emerging artist — but there rarely is a good time to be an emerging artist.” Even established contemporary artists are also having a hard time navigating the current cultural turbulence. It’s not easy to create a message in a post-truth world. At this year’s Venice Biennale, for example, artists tried to address big global themes like the refugee crisis and indigenous culture, while trying to take in what seems to be another new affront every day.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Lot 1, Black Still Life by Jonas Wood, oil and acrylic on canvas, signed, titled and dated 2012 on the reverse, estimate $250350,000, sold for $1,152,500. The crowd at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction 18 May 2017. Lot 11, Cigar by Philip Guston. Oil on canvas. Signed, titled and dated 1969 on the reverse. Estimate, $4 million–$6 million; sold for $6,537,500.


“This is not a great time to be an emerging artist — but there rarely is a good time to be an emerging artist.”


Lot 14, Abstraktes Bild by Gerhard Richter. Property of a distinguished European collector. Oil on canvas. Signed, dated 1991 and inscribed 744-3 on the reverse. Estimate, $12 milion–$18 million; sold for $15,425,000. © 2017 Gerhard Richter. All images, courtesy of Sotheby’s.

As a result, critics called this year’s exhibition “comfortable” and “bland.” Vaughan notes that, right now, there are “artists that provide welcome distraction or artists who reaffirm the worldviews of the buyer or viewer.” Says Vaughan, “Everyone is so fragile today [that] they are rushing to buy [or] see works that confirm what they already believe to be true. There is no room for questioning art right now. Nobody has the patience.” The artists who do manage to balance popularity with a personal message are the ones that seem to have the most enduring influence. Pablo Picasso produced a prodigious amount

of work, but his masterpiece, Guernica, remains one of the most powerful anti-war messages ever generated. Created in response to the bombing of a Basque village, Picasso’s mural drew immediate worldwide attention to the Spanish Civil War. Whether making an emotional or a financial investment in art, one must take a long-view approach, even in turbulent times. An artist’s influence can take years, even decades, to reveal its effect. For example, just as feminism is having a resurgence in response to everything, from wage disparity to controversial remarks made by world leaders, the work of female artists such as Agnes Martin, Georgia O’Keeffe and Bridget Riley are being discovered anew. Works by artists outside of the traditional Western canon are also gaining attention. Seven years after the death of Kananginak Pootoogook, in 2010, this Inuit artist’s small, intimate pencil drawings were a revelation to audiences in Venice. Pootoogook was instrumental in taking Inuit art out of the anthropological worldview. In turn, Vancouver-based multimedia artist Geoffrey Farmer, whose work has been influenced by Inuit artists, visited Pootoogook’s home in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, to inform, for the Canadian pavilion at the Biennale, his own piece about intergenerational loss. In the case of Basquiat, his work was a reflection of New York City as he knew it during the economic stagnation of the 1970s and ’80s. Thirty years before Black Lives Matter and the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., Basquiat painted Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), depicting the last moments of a 25-year-old graffiti artist who was beaten by the police in 1983. Basquiat took street art to galleries and museums and used his art-world street cred to address issues like police brutality. Today, in a world of social media platforms and personal branding, we call that “reach.” And in a good way.



PRIMA DONNA Talking business and pleasure with the first lady of Italy’s most fascinating wine family. By Elio Iannacci


t’s no accident that Donnafugata, one of the world’s leading producers of Sicilian wines, derived its name from a trailblazing regal queen. Donnafugata, which loosely translates as “woman in flight,” references a character in Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s renowned classic novel, Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) — the queen who retreated to a vineyard in Sicily to rebuild her own life, on her own terms. The same can be said for Gabriella Rallo and her daughter, José, who transformed the male-dominated Sicilian winery landscape. Gabriella founded the Donnafugata enterprise alongside her husband, Giacomo,


back in 1983. While many assumed that she would become a mere administrative sidekick to Giacomo and that a woman couldn’t possibly run a business historically led by men, the Rallo matriarch took to the vines with the gusto of a boss. One of her great wins was becoming an advocate for the Ansonica grape, which she used to create the eponymous Vigna di Gabri white, which dazzled wine lovers with its notes of white peach and grapefruit. It’s audacious moves like this, along with other unorthodox production choices, that ended up helping the Rallo family build their modest investment into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.

To understand Donnafugata’s international success, it’s important to understand the history of wine. Much like fashion, home décor and architecture, wine has always had a way of reflecting the zeitgeist. In the first century AD, for instance, ancient Romans produced different grades of vino for the different social classes, dividing the haves and the have-nots accordingly (many without financial means were given free jugs of wine). And back then, citizens of all statuses diluted their libations with water and drank up to 100 gallons of wine a year; historians have reported that men, women and children regularly consumed up to a bottle each a day.


OPPOSITE: The Donnafugata winery and vineyards are located in the Contessa Entellina commune in the province of Palermo, in Sicily. THIS PAGE: José Rallo (above) co-manages the family’s wine estate with her brother, Antonio. Portrait by Anna Pakula.

By the late ’50s and through the ’70s, drinking wine became a more reserved affair, with most people enjoying a glass or two around dinnertime. This was a time when beatniks, hippies and bogues alike took to serving unassuming straw-covered bottles of Chianti during meals, later reusing their empties as makeshift candlesticks. The excess of the ’80s transformed the perception of wine consumption altogether. In the decade of decadence, pouring just the right red or white became the ultimate success symbol. To many, collecting and uncorking aged Chardonnay and Beaujolais showed that one has arrived. The ’90s and 2000s brought major shakeups to the global market — and the mainstream — so

varietals once again reflected ever-changing times. From sugary, best-selling 17-percentproof Zinfandels to trendy citrusy rosés, heavier Merlots (to wit, 2004’s blockbuster wine comedy film Sideways) and the return of the bubbly, this newfound, individualistic, anything-goes way of thinking about wine had taken over our collective consciousness. One of the most ahead-of-the-curve vineyards reflecting this independent spirit is Donnafugata. Not one for adhering to today’s work-life-balance fable, Gabriella Rallo not only produced numerous wines in the ’80s and ’90s, she also single-handedly directed the vision for the labels and the marketing of each wine bottle,

using famed artists such as illustrator of children’s books Stefano Vitali. She also oversaw all stems of management and, with Giacomo, co-parented their daughter, José, and son, Antonio, and helped prime them to take over the business. “You have to understand, people thought my mother was crazy!” José, now 52, says via Skype from her office in Marsala, the location of one of four Donnafugata vineyards that she owns and operates with her brother. “Before Donnafugata was founded, my mom worked for 10 years in viticulture, under the vines and in the dirt and cellars, just to get experience, so she could be able to experiment with confidence. Some didn’t believe it would happen for her, but my >



mother was working only with men and a lot of them thought she was outrageous and that she would lose all her money because she thought of planting new varieties and reducing the production of plants.” Gabriella’s audaciousness ended up saving the family money and helping to produce one of the best-selling Nero d’Avola wines in Canada — Donnafugata’s Mille e Una Notte (One Thousand and One Nights). “Luckily, [she] ignored her critics and kept at it,” José proudly says of her mother. “She became her own kind of revolution…and mine as well.” Although there have been challenges, such as adverse weather conditions and crop failures, Donnafugata has weathered turbulent economic shifts and even managed to expand and become a major tourist destination for serious foodies. The winery’s headquarters in Marsala is an excellent starting point to explore Sicily’s intriguing ties to the Grecian, Arabian, Iberian and African cultures. Marsala is where the Rallo family maintain their historic cellars to host wine tastings and glorious meals (think seafood arancinis, platters of fresh buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes, and blood orange desserts). Donnafugata also produces wine in the western Sicilian commune of Contessa Entellina and recently opened a shop in the Mount Etna region. However, the Rallo clan’s crown jewel is their winery on the island of Pantelleria — a hush-hush holiday hot spot for the likes of Madonna, Sting, Julia Roberts and Joseph Fiennes. Donnafugata’s 100-acre paradise here is minutes away from one of Giorgio Armani’s homes and Pantelleria’s stunning landmark rock formation called Arch of the Elephant.


This is where the family grows Zibibbo grapes (for wines such as Moscato d’Alessandria) and hosts annual events and tours. José’s go-to restaurant is nearby — in the Club Levante enclave, where visitors can rent one of the local lava-stone homes called dammusi. “Trekking up a mountain and experiencing something as exclusive as this island’s landscape is like nothing else,” José enthuses. “Beauty cannot be measured here because there is too much of it.… The amount of nature and peace that is cut off from the rest of the world is astounding — in the best way possible.” There is something else that José inherited from her parents (her mother retired last year, which was also when her father passed away) — the idea that business can be pleasure and vice versa. Now the face, voice, co-owner and co-manager of Donnafugata, José is staying on course, her direction for the company’s future just as inventive and thoughtful as that of her parents — perhaps even more boldly so. José has, in fact, parlayed her passion for music into the way the company is run. Donnafuggata’s wine tastings are more like mini-concerts wherein José breaks down the tasting notes of each wine and the pairings through her rendition of jazz songs. “I love music like I love wine. Those are my two passions. It was a really magical idea to put them together,” she says. There is a method to the magic, however. “For a sweeter wine, I’ll sing a samba, something like ‘An Older Man Is Like an Elegant Wine.’ But for a big, full red, I’ll do a ballad,” she explains. The experience has been so successful, engaging wine aficionados, that José has been able to take her performance to

such esteemed places such as the historic jazz club Blue Note in New York City (the show sold out two nights in a row). “It’s something unusual and new,” she says. “Like most good things, people [responded] out of intrigue.” José’s vocal style has as much of a range in depth as Donnafugata’s wine selection. When she takes the stage at what she calls a “multisensory tasting,” she evokes the tones and pitches of iconic musical artists such as Celia Cruz, Bebel Gilberto, Italy’s own Barbara Streisand, Mina, and Sergio Mendes’s signature frontwoman, Lani Hall. But quite apart from her musical accomplishments, this next-generation wine magnate has been making her mark in other ways — by striving to leave less of a mark on the planet. This past spring, José was inducted into the Accademia dei Georgofili, the Italian winemakers’ hall of fame. The honour acknowledges her efforts in spearheading crucial policies aimed at energy production from renewable sources, energy saving and environmental-impact assessment. She is also a proponent of official carbon footprint certification, which Donnafuggata’s labels have received. This initiative, as well as what she considers her future vision for her family’s company, has more to do with her two daughters, now in their 20s, than anything else. “When you plant a vineyard, you need 10 years before it gives you very good grapes,” José points out. “It is a long-term vision that only family businesses have as a value. This means you are not just looking at your well-being or your workers’ well-being. You are [also] looking after the next couple of generations.”


THIS PAGE: A sumptuous repast, Donnafugata style, typically includes a bottle or two from the family’s wine estate. Photo by Beatrice Pilotto; matriarch Gabriella with her children, José and Antonio. Portrait by Anna Pakula. OPPOSITE PAGE: Donnafugata’s winery on the family’s lush 100-acre property on the island of Pantelleria. Photo by Fabio Gambina.



HATS OFF TO CASCO VIEJO Panama City’s vibrant Old Town bustles with high style, from the elegantly rejuvenated hotels to the chic rooftop restaurants. By Doug Wallace


n the southwestern tip of Panama City, adjacent to the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, sits the city’s picturesque old quarter, Casco Viejo, a historic district that is getting its groove back, thanks to significant injections of restoration money. Casco Viejo also happens to boast UNESCO World Heritage status, which has made it the coolest part of town, and the neighbourhood to watch. Who’s watching has likely become Panama City’s — and Casco Viejo’s — largest influence. The city is making the lists of fashionable travel destinations. Publications such as Condé Nast


Traveler, W Magazine, Travel and Leisure and the Huffington Post, have all waxed poetic about Casco Viejo as a must-visit, attracting investors and trend seekers, plus creative types who are always looking for the next big thing — the dusty gem to buff and polish. Dating from 1673 — a couple of years after pirates destroyed the original city — Casco Viejo, whose literal translation is “old helmet,” exudes an air of contrasts, revealing a relaxed vibe, yet sexy and thrilling. It possesses a Havana-like feel in its ramshackle 200-yearold properties with trees growing out of the rooftops, nestled beside restored architectural

treasures. Visitors who may be thrown off by the views of unsightly scaffolding will see that it will eventually be discarded to reveal a glorious reconditioned Spanish colonial–style apartment or vacation retreat or perhaps a retail complex, painted in pastels with wrap-around balconies and a plethora of windows. And unlike the downtown concrete jungle where you could walk for blocks before finding a cold drink, Casco Viejo offers an actual café society and is pleasantly walkable. Everyone from all over town comes here to play, relax and dine. Out-of-country visitors are well advised to follow suit. >




ABOVE: Casual dining at the American Trade Hotel. Photo courtesy of American Trade Hotel. PAGES 60–61: The historic Casco Viejo district has evolved into a cultural gem after local restoration efforts.

HOT SP OT S I N C A S C O V I EJO Stay While brand-name lodging in Panama is

plentiful, your best bet for real, honest luxury is in one of Casco Viejo’s stylish smaller hotels. The American Trade Hotel & Hall, built in 1917, was restored in 2007 — a team effort by Atelier Ace (of Ace Hotel fame), Panama’s Conservatorio and the design-savvy L.A.-based Commune Design. This stunning 50-room hotel stays true to its roots — vaulted ceilings, crisp white walls, dark reclaimed wood, colonial-style furnishings and an original limestone staircase. Its front lounge looks out onto Plaza Tomás Herrera, a charming lush public square ideal for people-watching. And be sure to book a night-in — the hotel houses Danilo’s Jazz Club, its roster of international and local talent presided over by Grammy-winning Panamanian jazz pianist Danilo Perez. Just down the street, on the east side of Plaza de la Catedral, is Central Hotel Panamá, the very first hotel in the country. Built in 1874 it


reopened last year after a major facelift restored its 135 rooms to their former splendour. Renovations stayed true to the original Frenchinfluenced design, yielding a full five-star experience — the meticulously preserved façade, high ceilings, gabled rooftops and all. Creature comforts include a day spa replete with expansive views of the old city, and the enchanting 9 Reinas, an offshoot of one of Barcelona’s best Argentinian restaurants. Tántalo Hotel has a mere 10 rooms, each with its own unique design concept, but the shining star of the property is the rooftop bar. This is where the local in crowd, the expats and the tourists gather to prop up the long bar, particularly on the weekend, when the whole scene comes alive. The kitchen on the main floor delivers tapas bursting with international and local flavours, served in a colourfully lit room filled with local art and a verdant living wall anchoring one end.

The stylish 31-room Hotel Casa Panamá boasts the main-floor Restaurante Santa Rita, which fuses Spanish tapas with Argentinian barbecue, but it’s the hotel’s rooftop Lazotea restaurant and bar (often featuring a live band) that draws nighttime revellers who clamour for the frothy cocktails poolside. Eat The newest and most elegant local culi-

nary scene is at CasaCasco — a five-storey restored colonial building complex with a rooftop lounge, a nightclub and three concept restaurants proffering eclectic African-Caribbean, Asian fusion and Panamanian dishes. The roof bar — perfect for sunset cocktails and taking in the dazzling panoramic views of the city and Panama Bay — features sleek all-white seating and marvellous 3-D optical-illusion f loor tiles, as well as blackclad, Panama hat–wearing waiters setting up ice buckets on glossy wooden tabletops.


BELOW: A taste of chef José O. Carles’s culinary repertoire at Donde José restaurant. Photo courtesy of Donde José. RIGHT: Wrought-iron balconies and grillwork adorn the façade of a Casco Viejo building.

Book early to claim your spot at the exquisite 16-seat Donde José, where chef José O. Carles infuses Panamanian traditions and cooking techniques into his tasting menu. A mirror over the prep table allows guests to watch the proceedings. It’s like dinner theatre, with each dish telling a different story of Panama — tastes from the past, such as Grandma’s sancocho (chicken stew), alongside homages to the country’s diverse cultural identities. Must Do For a change of pace, tie on your walking shoes and take a morning hike up Ancon Hill, a nature reserve in the middle of Panama. The walk, which takes about 90 minutes for a round trip, delivers Instagram-worthy 360degree views of the city once you reach the top. If you want a glimpse of the park’s resident wildlife — 39 species of birds and 15 species of mammals, including sloths and monkeys — go either very early in the morning or later in the day. Ecotourists can head directly to the Frank Gehry–designed Biomuseo on the Amador Causeway, with its eight galleries focused on Panama’s unique biodiversity and geological history. After your visit, rent a tandem fourwheeled bike nearby and carry on out to the end of the causeway for a look around the three islands. Alternatively, pop into the Punta Culebra Nature Center, an arm of the ecologically committed Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and get schooled on local tropical biodiversity.

ABOVE: The Frank Gehry–designed Biomuseo offers stark architectural contrast to the historic old quarter.




On the westernmost shore of Vancouver Island, fringing the Pacific, sits a magical town whose pull is as strong as the ocean. By Nina Kokotas Hahn


ollowing the Trans-Canada Highway to its unofficial end, at the westernmost edge of Vancouver Island, just beyond the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and its deep swaths of temperate rainforest, you would expect to find something entirely wild. Yet the small coastal town of Tofino, home to around 2,000 year-round residents, is that and then some. Untamed in its own right and surrounded on all sides by the Pacific


Ocean, “the place at the end of the road” also offers unique contrasts — everything from world-class surfing championships to luxury oceanfront resorts to a hyper-local culinary scene led by some of the country’s most notable chefs. It is one of those rare destinations at just the right moment in time, when access, faraway-ness, the great outdoors and all the right luxuries strike a magical balance. Flying into Tofino-Long Beach Airport

is the most convenient way to get there but robs you of a ridiculously atmospheric (albeit, three-hour) drive that sets the stage for Tofino as no flight can. The east coast of the island disappears behind you, the highway narrows to two winding lanes that are enveloped by cliff sides and old-growth forests, and then suddenly, lakes and the Pacific pop into view. Tofino has rightfully earned status as Canada’s surf capital with its year-round


OPPOSITE PAGE: A bird’s-eye view of Tofino island features the posh Wickaninnish Inn. Photo by Chris Pouget. THIS PAGE: (From top) The Cedar Sanctuary treatment room at Wickaninnish offers massages replete with spectacular views. Photo courtesy of Wickaninnish Inn. Wolf in the Fog serves up its famous cedar sour at the bar and delicious charred Humboldt squid . Photo courtesy of Wolf in the Fog .

swell. These same glistening waves serve as the stunning backdrop for Long Beach Lodge Resort, which is built for adventurers and surfers alike. Set on Cox Bay Beach, where sand dollars and luscious orange sea stars show up in numbers, and fringed by forested trails that open to incredible sunset views, the resort is home to the only on-site surf school at a coastal resort in British Columbia. A more lavish stay is found at the Wickaninnish Inn, which juts into the sea from a rocky perch and which pulls in elements of that sea, such as kelp from the island, for treatments in its cedar-framed spa. There is an imposing sense of flora and fauna, no matter which direction you turn here, though the ways in which Tofinians connect with this wildness is what makes it most exciting. Brisk, quick-moving waves rolling in as high as 33 feet are no hindrance to surfers, who may be paddling out on an Aftansa Surfboard, the only custom boards that are made in Tofino. Road signs state that you are entering a tsunami hazard zone, and

trail signs warn of the presence of cougars, black bears and coastal wolves, at the same time that adventurous chefs are organizing foraging quests into this intensely alive natural world. In the fall, join Long Beach Lodge’s chef, Ian Riddick, (or the Rainforest Education Society) to hunt for mushrooms in an ancient rainforest. Or set out on newly offered fishing charters that include having your catch prepared by chef Nick Nutting at Wolf in the Fog, Tofino’s star restaurant in the heart of town. The two restaurants are among the innovative set leading Tofino’s hot dining scene, one that is fuelled by a bounty of unique resources that includes five species of salmon, spot prawns, gooseneck barnacles, salal berries, and year-round mushrooms. That same scene extends to a small but hyper-curated beverage scene. A rich Kelp Stout is among the brews coming out of Tofino Brewing Company. Wolf in the Fog pours a house-made, cedar-infused rye. It’s the main ingredient in the bar’s famous cedar sour, which bar manager Hailey Pasemko calls a one-trick pony. “It’s one degree away from a typical bourbon drink.” Perhaps a perfect reflection of a place just one degree away from something totally wild.


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The One - A Game Changing Project ONE BLOOR STREET WEST TORONTO, ON | EXCLUSIVE The One will be an unprecedented residential/retail tower, developed by Mizrahi and designed by Foster + Partners. One Bloor West is known for the many ways it stands out among the rest as a unique and iconic structure in all aspects of its design, architecture, residence features and amenities. The One will be the tallest building in Canada, located at the country’s busiest intersection. Bloor Street is Toronto’s 5 th Avenue, known for flagship stores for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes & Tiffany’s, among others. Around the corner, Yorkville offers a village-like community of shops, galleries, popular restaurants and cafés in heritage buildings. Designed as a super structure with mega columns, The One is a feat of innovative engineering with wide expanses of glass without interior pillars that interrupt the space. A lush garden in the sky and infinity pool, parking valets, 24/7 concierge, private club rooms, fitness retreat and cycling room are just some of the extraordinary amenities. A boutique hotel provides overnight accommodation for guests. In the 7-storey podium, one floor features international cuisine with several restaurants. Food can be delivered to your residence or to the terrace. Dinner parties can be catered. With direct, underground connection to Yonge and Bloor subway lines as well as to The PATH network of subterranean passageways, residents need not go outside. NADINE ROBBINS† 1.416.878.6860 | NROBBINS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA NADINEROBBINS.COM

Luxury Hotel Residences 311 BAY STREET, SUITE 4502 TORONTO, ON | MLS C3788304 $1,600,000 An elegantly appointed suite at the renowned St. Regis Residences Toronto. A true embodiment of luxury with the finest of finishes. This suite captivates with soaring 13 ft. coffered ceilings, gleaming Listone Giordano hardwood floors, custom designed kitchen with leathered granite counter-tops, granite mosaic back-splash, crown mouldings and more. MARCO CHIAPPETTA† 1.416.671.5775 | MCHIAPPETTA@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA RESIDENCESTORONTO.COM

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Magnificent Forever Views 342 KEEWATIN AVENUE TORONTO, ON | EXCLUSIVE $2,495,000 Fabulous opportunity to build your dream home on this exceptional lot 38 by 206 feet deep lot with expansive clear views over your gardens and into Sherwood Park. Nestled on a quiet child friendly dead end cul-de-sac in the desirable neighbourhood of Sherwood Park, within walking distance to Yonge Street and some of Toronto’s top-tier public and private schools. JENNIFER STANLEY†, 1.416.960.9995 | JSTANLEY@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA GORDON NYE†,1.416.960.9995 | GNYE@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Toronto Home with Country Air 22 DONWOODS DRIVE TORONTO, ON | EXCLUSIVE $3,198,000 Imagine living shaded by 70-foot pines, neighbouring $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 dollar homes in prestigious Hoggs Hollow, steps to Yonge Street shops and subway, only a 30 minute drive to Toronto’s international airport, and this 4+ bedroom home on a 50 x 160 ft. lush lot will change the way you breathe. LISA-MARIE DOOREY‡, LINDA CHU‡, BOJAN DUMEVSKI†, WENDY SPENCER† 1.416.960.9995 | LDOOREY@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DOWNTOWNTORONTOHOMES.COM

Elegant Custom Built Home 41 EDENBROOK HILL TORONTO, ON | MLS W3766449 $3,588,000 Elegant French Neo-Classic design, custom built designer’s home in prestigious Lincoln Wood. Built in 1998 with the best in finishes including limestone, marble, slate, white oak and Brazilian cherrywood. The outside comes inside with high doors and windows, overlooking stunning gardens with a saltwater pool, three waterfalls, and outdoor spa. JAMES KILLORAN† 1.416.671.5775 | JKILLORAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA TORONTOWESTFORSALE.COM

Chic Chicora 41 CHICORA AVENUE TORONTO, ON | MLS C3841181 $1,998,000 Elegant and classic 5 bedroom home on coveted street at Ave & Dav. Striking main room, soaring ceilings. Original features updated and meticulously maintained. Eat-in kitchen, slate roof, spacious bedrooms, large second floor family room. Beautifully landscaped, south facing, deck and quiet garden. 2 car parking. Steps to Yorkville and Summerhill. LUCILLE CHENOWETH†, 1.416.960.9995 | LCHENOWETH@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ROBERT GORDON‡, 1.416.960.9995 | RGORDON@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA SARAH CHENOWETH†, 1.416.960.9995 | SCHENOWETH@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA


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Enchanting McGibbon Lake 292 MCGIBBON LAKE ROAD BANCROFT, ON | MLS X3855719 $2,900,000 Many properties may be lakefront; however, few own their entire lake. This crystal clear approximately 30 acre lake stands in the middle of this unbelievable 306 acre secluded paradise. Forests of hardwood and evergreens flourish for complete privacy. The two all seasons residences are very much understated and sympathetic to the surrounding environment. A refuge for complete privacy and utter seclusion. CHRISTIAN VERMAST†, 1.416.960.9995 | CVERMAST@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA PAUL MARANGER‡, 1.416.960.9995 | PMARANGER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA FRAN BENNETT†, 1.416.960.9995 | FBENNETT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA TRILOGYAGENTS.COM

Majestic Cedar Ridge 2220 THE GRANGE SIDEROAD CALEDON, ON | MLS W3862655 $10,850,000 Majestically perched on top of the Niagara Escarpment with commanding views over the Caledon Hills, ‘Cedar Ridge’ estate features a delicate balance of understatement and grandeur. Built by JF Brennan to emulate the refined and timeless interiors of a Georgian residence. Magnificent principal rooms create the perfect atmosphere for entertaining. CHRISTIAN VERMAST†, 1.416.960.9995 | CVERMAST@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA PAUL MARANGER ‡, 1.416.960.9995 | PMARANGER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA FRAN BENNETT†, 1.416.960.9995 | FBENNETT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA TRILOGYAGENTS.COM

Rosedale Family Home 21 HIGHLAND CRESCENT TORONTO, ON | EXCLUSIVE $2,250,000 One’s senses are immediately attuned to the warmth and character of this coveted North Rosedale home. Ideal for young families searching for exceptional schools and for buyers looking to downsize without leaving the neighbourhood. Spend your time in the family room overlooking the beautifully landscaped and fenced-in garden. Fully finished lower level. Garage. Two blocks to activities & amenities galore in Rosedale Park. CHRISTIAN VERMAST†, 1.416.960.9995 | CVERMAST@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA PAUL MARANGER ‡, 1.416.960.9995 | PMARANGER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA FRAN BENNETT†, 1.416.960.9995 | FBENNETT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA TRILOGYAGENTS.COM

Picturesque Family Compound 16740 ST. ANDREWS ROAD CALEDON, ON | MLS W3865432 $3,495,000 Tennis anyone? Secluded and picturesque family compound consisting of two residences, tennis court, barn and Betz swimming pool. Enchanting country setting with a river running through the grounds. The main brick residence is bespoke and civilized: rich panelled walls, screened-in dining porch, sublime kitchen appliances. An accessible escape from Bay Street. CHRISTIAN VERMAST†, 1.416.960.9995 | CVERMAST@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA PAUL MARANGER ‡, 1.416.960.9995 | PMARANGER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA FRAN BENNETT†, 1.416.960.9995 | FBENNETT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA TRILOGYAGENTS.COM

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Iconic Urban Home in Rosedale 46 CASTLE FRANK ROAD TORONTO, ON | MLS C3867556 $2,695,000 Rediscover the art of living in this celebrated 1969 built mid-century modern urban home in South Rosedale. Magical ravine setting with an abundance of flat table land. The space is about lightness, simplicity and minimalist elegance. Open concept main floor with dramatic ceiling heights and walk-outs to balconies from every room. CHRISTIAN VERMAST†, 1.416.960.9995 | CVERMAST@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA PAUL MARANGER ‡, 1.416.960.9995 | PMARANGER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA FRAN BENNETT†, 1.416.960.9995 | FBENNETT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA TRILOGYAGENTS.COM

Sixty Lofts 60 BATHURST STREET, SUITE 1004 TORONTO, ON | SOLD Rare two level, 2 bedroom penthouse with north-west city and lake views. Features 10 ft. ceilings on both levels, exposed concrete and ducts plus full height wrap-around windows. Spacious corner suite approximately 1,680 sq. ft. Both bedrooms have private ensuite washrooms plus 2 piece on main. Great loft space in the King West District. BRENT PARK† 1.416.360.1400 | BPARK@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA BRENTPARK.COM

Yonge & Lawrence 114 DOUGLAS AVENUE TORONTO, ON | MLS C3859823 $1,288,800 Tastefully renovated 3 bedroom home with modern style while keeping true to the original character. Professionally finished home with attention to detail. Beautifully landscaped front and back. Carport parking for one car. Amazing neighbourhood in sought after John Wanless School District and minutes to Yonge Subway, shops and restaurants. BRENT PARK† 1.416.360.1400 | BPARK@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA BRENTPARK.COM

Most Favoured Street in Summerhill 121 WOODLAWN AVE WEST TORONTO, ON | MLS C3839973 $3,450,000 This 3 storey detached home is character rich and bathed in sunlight. Incredible third floor deck overlooking city skyline views. The private, professionally landscaped property offers a calm reprieve, surrounded by mature trees and a spectacular fully renovated coach house. Walk to the best shops, restaurants and schools. Minutes to downtown. SUSAN TOYNE†, 1.416.960.9995 | STOYNE@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA SAMANTHA THOMSON†, 416.960.9995 | STHOMSON@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA SUSANTOYNE.COM


E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Majestical Lake Belwood 137 RENNIE BOULEVARD FERGUS, ON | MLS 30579719 $1,380,000 Stunning 3+1 bedroom waterfront home nestled on half acre of pristine grounds. Enjoy the gorgeous lake views and tranquility. Floor to ceiling windows span the open concept main floor living area which flows to the oversized deck overlooking both the lake and the beautiful landscaped gardens. Perfect for entertaining friends and family. CHERYL DORRICOTT†, 1.905.220.3164 | CMDORRICOTT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA CHERYL THOMPSON†, 1.416.960.9995 | CTHOMPSON@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Stunning 10 Acre Rockwood Estate 13701 4TH LINE NASSAGAWEYA ROCKWOOD, ON | EXCLUSIVE $3,499,900 From the moment you enter the long, tree lined drive, it is clearly evident that this is an estate like no other. The multi-award winning landscaping is breathtaking, culminating in an outdoor entertainment area that would rival any resort. Gorgeous 6,100 sq. ft. custom-built home, with exquisite finishes throughout. Easy commute to Guelph, Milton and GTA. SALLY O’SHEA ‡ 1.905.484.4265 | SOSHEA@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Modern Home with Classic Charm 6 DUCK LANE GUELPH, ON | MLS 30585095 $754,900 Relax in this bright 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home on a quiet, south-end street. Granite counters. hardwood floors, curved, oak staircase. Fireplace with oak mantle. Formal dining has coffered ceiling and inset lighting. Second floor has 4 large bedrooms. Master bed has walk-in and ensuite. Steps from school, minutes from parks, shops, and restaurants. IRENE SZABO † 1.905.845.0024 | ISZABO@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Beautiful Home in Trelawny Estates 6684 TENTH LINE WEST MISSISSAUGA, ON | EXCLUSIVE $1,200,000 The interior of this home is reminiscent of stately homes of days gone by. Impressive double door entry and grand foyer with hardwood spiral staircase. Elegant, separate dining room, lounge, family room and kitchen, the latter two overlooking the backyard and inground pool. 4 bedrooms, 3 walk-in closets, 3 washrooms, main floor laundry and renovated garage. CHRISTO LOURANTOS†, 1.416.508.3644 | CLOURANTOS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA JANETTE LOURANTOS†, 1.416.505.7975 | JLOURANTOS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA THELOURANTOSGROUP.COM

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Gateside House 135 ABERDEEN AVENUE HAMILTON, ON | MLS 30560324 $2,500,000 Surround yourself with architectural significance and do not miss out on this once in a lifetime chance to own a historic mansion. This home has the capacity to house a combined family, or two families living together side by side. Just think of the possibilities. Known as a ‘Royal Home’ and suitable for visiting royalty, Gateside House was built in 1905 for William Hendrie Jr. by famed architect John Lyle who also designed Union Station. Rich in character and provenance at its finest, this colossal home has 8 bedrooms, sitting rooms galore, 2 kitchens, 9 fireplaces, original restored hardwood and exquisite cathedral doors throughout. Beamed 11 ft. ceilings in the grand ballroom and countless original crystal chandeliers set the scene. The Durand neighbourhood has the largest concentration of early 20th century castles and mansions in all of Canada. You have to see this 10,897 sq. ft. home to appreciate it. PETRUS ENGELBRECHT† 1.905.467.2651 | PENGELBRECHT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Lake Muskoka 1023 HEATHER LODGE ROAD PORT CARLING, ON | MLS 481560073 $3,795,000 Exquisitely crafted and perfectly located on Lake Muskoka near Port Carling, this property offers the full compliment of cottage desires. Spending time at the lake will never be the same after experiencing a fun and sun-filled afternoon at the water’s edge utilizing the triple boathouse with living quarters above, covered outdoor lounge and well planned built in bar. The main building’s spacious great room with stone wood burning fireplace, large dining area and custom kitchen leaves nothing to be desired. It is easy to imagine enjoying to incredible open water view while entertaining in this fabulous space. Once the days’ activities have concluded there are 4 bedrooms in the cottage including a main floor master suite with ensuite. For extra privacy and the evening sounds of Muskoka, the boathouse contains its own self-contained suite. The early riser will enjoy swimming in the deep or shallow water with the exceptional privacy this package offers. There is much more lifestyle to imagine and experience with a visit to 1023 Heather Lodge Road. PETRUS ENGELBRECHT† 1.905.467.2651 | PENGELBRECHT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA


E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Old Oakville Beauty 70 CHARTWELL ROAD OAKVILLE, ON | SOLD $5,200,000 Live on one of Old Oakville’s most coveted streets. This impressive John Willmott designed 8,000 sq. ft. custom home exudes sophistication and luxury. Perfectly suited for the most discriminating buyer looking for an extraordinary home. Top of the line finishes and details. Steps to lake, waterfront trails, shops, restaurants, highly ranked schools and more. JUDITH HANLEY† 1.416.346.8780 | JHANLEY@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Muskoka in the City LORNE PARK MISSISSAUGA, ON | EXCLUSIVE PRICE UPON REQUEST Extraordinary gated estate backing onto the Credit River is a piece of Muskoka in the heart of Mississauga’s most exclusive neighbourhood. This spectacular property is a work of art inside and out featuring only the finest finishings and materials. The ultimate private paradise with a backyard oasis reminiscent of the world’s most luxurious resorts. JUDITH HANLEY† 1.416.346.8780 | JHANLEY@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Heart of Morrison 1267 CAMBRIDGE DRIVE OAKVILLE, ON | SOLD This beloved home was in high demand. Found in the heart of the affluent neighbourhood of Morrison in South East Oakville, this very private 121 x 154 ft. lot home is just steps from Gairloch Gardens and the lake. Excellent schools and beautiful large properties mark this highly coveted area. Nancy Robertson and team are at your service for the buying and selling of homes in the west GTA. Visit NANCY ROBERTSON† 1.905.334.9422 | NROBERTSON@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA NANCYROBERTSONHOMES.COM

Luxuriously Restored Estate Home 496 WILSON STREET EAST ANCASTER, ON | MLS 30574399 $2,395,000 This gracious Colonial-styled home brings New England charm to the heart of town. Attention was paid to every detail during the 2004 restoration. Private, 1.68 acres, with almost 7,000 sq. ft. of luxury living. High-end custom kitchen. Gorgeous bathrooms. 6 bedrooms. Third floor office / recreation room space. Potential loft over double garage. NANCY ROBERTSON†, 1.905.334.9422 | NROBERTSON@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ANDREW KADWELL†, 1.905.399.8187 | AKADWELL@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA NANCYROBERTSONHOMES.COM

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Exquisite Waterfront Estate 1 BIRCH HILL LANE OAKVILLE, ON | MLS 30581203 $7,988,000 Elegant estate home at the bottom of a private lakefront enclave in Southwest Oakville close to Appleby College. Over 13,000 sq. ft. of living space. Principal rooms all positioned for captivating lake views. Multiple walkouts. Culinary kitchen. Main floor master retreat with fireplace and walkout to covered terrace. Finished lower level. Backyard oasis with pool and hot tub. ALEX IRISH† 1.905.808.1054 | AIRISH@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ALEXIRISH.COM

One of A Kind Estate 302 BURGUNDY DRIVE OAKVILLE, ON | MLS 30562240 $12,800,000 Truly one of Oakville’s most spectacular properties with almost 2 acres of wooded privacy overlooking private gardens. 8+3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, wine cellar, multiple walk outs to stone covered terraces. Outdoor oasis with triple single car garage, circular driveway with portico drive through for 12 cars. Unparalleled privacy or for those who demand the ultimate in privacy. ALEX IRISH† 1.905.808.1054 | AIRISH@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ALEXIRISH.COM

Iconic Niagara Landmark 2818 DECEW ROAD ST CATHARINES, ON $2,495,000 A rare opportunity to own a home of such distinction; this 14 acre wooded estate is a jewel in the Niagara crown. Evocative of European castles in ancient forests, home to waterfalls, adjacent to Short Hills park/Bruce Trail. Forward-thinking design include 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,000 sq. ft., balconies for enjoyment of views, greenhouse, 2-car garage. DOUG WIDDICOMBE† 1.289.686.8590 | DWIDDICOMBE@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Executive Country Living 310 TANBARK ROAD ST DAVIDS, ON | MLS 30584821 $1,995,000 Location location location. This beautifully kept south facing family home was renovated with permits in 2010. This 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house has beautiful hardwood floors as well as a designer kitchen. New lighting, blinds, drapes and millwork. 2 bedroom suite with separate entrance with private walk out, garden patio. Entertainers back yard with a view. DOUG WIDDICOMBE† 1.289.686.8590 | DWIDDICOMBE@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA


E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Majestic Estate on the Lake 456 QUEEN STREET NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, ON | MLS X3820336 $11,500,000 A major trophy estate property of the highest calibre. Two acres of tranquillity directly facing Lake Ontario, in the prestigious heritage district of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This Nantucket Blue estate, completed under the expert guidance of Coventry Homes, is comprised of four spellbinding buildings with the finest finishes and craftsmanship imaginable. GARY SNIDER ‡, CHRISTIAN VERMAST†, PAUL MARANGER ‡, FRAN BENNETT† 1.416.960.9995 | GSNIDER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA TRILOGYAGENTS.COM

Premier Lakefront Property 263 NIAGARA BOULEVARD NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, ON | MLS 30577666 $4,450,000 Spanning approximately .82 acres and over 175 ft. of water frontage. This 4 bedroom custom designed home with its open plan layout, tall ceilings and walls of windows offers extensive lake and garden views. Showpiece kitchen and grand master suite. Manicured lawns, mature trees, private lakeside deck. Luxury and tranquility at its finest. NINA MANDEVILLE† 1.905.321.1087 | NMANDEVILLE@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Niagara Wine Country Home 3048 SECOND AVENUE NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, ON | MLS 30579127 $3,399,000 Alvento Winery is located in Niagara Wine Country spread over 13 acres and in a quiet area with easy access to the QEW. 10 acres of planted grapes, a renovated and refurbished barn for retail/hospitality space, fully equipped production facility and warehousing - a rare turn-key winery operation. A renovated luxury farmhouse adorns the property. NANCY BRAZEAU ‡ 1.905.371.4234 | NBRAZEAU@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Waterfront Condos~Prince Edward County TWELVE TREES CONDOMINIUMS WELLINGTON, ON | EXCLUSIVE PRICE UPON REQUEST Prince Edward County’s ultimate waterfront address. 411 Main Street, Wellington. A unique collection of 30 sophisticated boutique condo residences and 6 savvy condo townhomes on Lake Ontario. Small urban living on a grand scale. Come home to your new lifestyle. IRIS ANDREWS ‡, 1.613.969.2044 | IANDREWS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA BRIAN ANDREWS‡, 1.613.969.2044 | BANDREWS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Hawkstone Manor 2250 6TH LINE LAKEFIELD, ON | MLS X3757417 $4,250,000 Hawkstone Manor Estate - Canada’s Graceland on Stoney Lake. Home of music star Ronnie Hawkins, this one of a kind waterfront estate and farm property in the heart of the Kawarthas. Over 3,300 ft. of lakefront shoreline on south east shore of historic Stoney Lake with 175 acres. Past celebrity guests include John Lennon and Yoko Ono. ROSS HALLORAN†, 1.416.856.6666 | RHALLORAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ROGER KOLBUC ‡, 1.705.746.0088 | RKOLBUC@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Kawartha Lakes Chateau 299 BEAR CREEK ROAD BUCKHORN, ON | MLS X3726811 $3,395,000 Completed in 2016, this gorgeous 6,300 sq. ft. stone and timber ICF lakefront chateau. 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms on a 3 acre level lot with 230 feet of west shoreline and a small island offshore. 18 ft. living room ceiling and a soaring 22 ft. Vivoir ceiling by Confederation Log. Separate 1,600 sq. ft. 3 bay workshop with upper loft. ROSS HALLORAN†, 1.416.856.6666 | RHALLORAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ROGER KOLBUC ‡, 1.705.746.0088 | RKOLBUC@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Bala Woodlands Trailer Camp 1160 CRANBERRY ROAD BALA, ON | MLS X3739218 $3,250,000 Located on the southern shores of the pristine Lake Medora in the heart of Muskoka. Bala Woodland Tent and Trailer park has over 3,000 ft. of shoreline and over 160 private acres. Property features over one hundred camping sites with all the amenities for a traditional Ontario camping experience. ROSS HALLORAN†, 1.416.856.6666 | RHALLORAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ROGER KOLBUC ‡, 1.705.746.0088 | RKOLBUC@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Modern Cottage on Lake of Bays 1045 HEMLOCK RIDGE ROAD DWIGHT, ON | MLS X3554519 $2,950,000 Cottage convention, reinvention. A rare Shim-Sutcliffe architectural masterpiece on Lake of Bays - Muskoka. Carved into the granite of the Canadian Shield, this one of a kind lakehouse features open concept living, dining and kitchen areas with floor to ceiling glass walls that reveal breathtaking lake views and stunning western exposure sunsets. Newly installed 4 person inclined elevator from upper dining deck to dock. ROSS HALLORAN†, 1.416.856.6666 | RHALLORAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA


E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Georgian Bay Muskoka Area 1 SOUNDVIEW COURT PARRY SOUND, ON | MLS X3742661 $2,200,000 Outstanding panoramic south vista view. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 5,000 plus sq. ft. of superbly crafted custom built home. Grand open concept kitchen, dining room, great room with granite fireplace, spacious private guest suite. Master suite offers 5 piece ensuite and attached sitting room/office. Large sunroom with extraordinary outdoor deck. ROGER KOLBUC ‡, 1.705.746.0088 | RKOLBUC@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Dream Lakehouse in Kawarthas 261 FIRE ROUTE 36 WOODVIEW, ON | MLS X3697324 $1,196,000 Custom built 3+ bedroom, 2.5 bath home with attached double garage on Big Cedar Lake. 427 ft. of sheltered frontage facing lake plus an adjacent creek situated on 4+ of beautifully landscaped, treed acres surrounded by mature forest with towering trees and wildlife to ensure ultimate privacy. ROSS HALLORAN†, 1.416.856.6666 | RHALLORAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ROGER KOLBUC ‡, 1.705.746.0088 | RKOLBUC@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Confederation Era Mill 7816 GRIST MILL ROAD WASHAGO, ON | MLS S3857642 $1,188,800 Own a piece of history. Authentic 1873 Grist Mill on the Green river in Washago, Ontario. The main living area features a great room with views of the Green river, Main living area features 4 bedrooms upstairs with a full bath and spectacular river view off the master bedroom private balcony+ a separate 1 bedroom in-law suite and 2 bedroom apartment. ROSS HALLORAN†, 1.416.856.6666 | RHALLORAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Muskoka River Year-Round Home 459 WILSON FALLS ROAD MUSKOKA, ON | MLS X3760943 $925,000 This executive 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathrooms is a year round home on the Muskoka River in Bracebridge. Features - gleaming hardwood floors, European style kitchen and open concept living room and dining room with wood burning fireplace. Lots of natural light throughout with spectacular views from every room. ROSS HALLORAN†, 1.416.856.6666 | RHALLORAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ROGER KOLBUC ‡, 1.705.746.0088 | RKOLBUC@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. *Real Estate Broker, **Certified Real Estate Broker, ±Residential Real Estate Broker, †Sales Representative, ‡Broker, PREC Personal Real Estate Coorporation. Real estate agency. Sotheby’s International Realty Québec. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently Owned & Operated.

Picturesque Golf Course 905 JAMES ST HIGHWAY 3 DELHI, ON | EXCLUSIVE PRICE UPON REQUEST Centrally located 1 hour south-east of London and south-west of Hamilton, 30 minutes from Brantford and Port Dover, sits the hamlet of Delhi. At just over 135 acres, this well established 18 Hole Golf Course, is a full-service course with driving range, clubhouse with banquet facilities, pro-shop and more. Call today for your private tour. DANIELLA QUATTROCIOCCHI†, 1.416.716.4850 | DQUATTRO@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA LEONARDO QUATTROCIOCCHI ‡, 1.416.455.8334 | LQUATTRO@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Family Home on Quiet Crescent 2216 LAPSLEY CRESCENT OAKVILLE, ON | 30585518 $1,245,000 Spacious family home on quiet crescent. Kitchen with central island, granite counters, pantry, patio walkout to a large deck. Family room features built-in bookshelves, gas fireplace, hardwood flooring. The walkout basement provides a fourth bedroom, media room, recreation area. Close to quality schools, hiking trails and commuter highways. MICHELLE KLOET† 1.905.339.6424 | MKLOET@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ALEXIRISH.COM

Valhalla Ranch | 10.5 Acre Estate 94079 RANGE ROAD 170 TABER, AB | MLS C4107393 $3,500,000 Defined literally as ‘heaven’, this sprawling Italian inspired 7,000 sq. ft. main residence evokes grandeur with luxurious finishing throughout. A concord grape vineyard with a guard tower, an orchard, a substantial greenhouse, oversized heated shop, 3 horse sheds, and a century old remodelled barn guest house are surrounded by lavish landscaped gardens. MIRANDA PEARSON, 1.403.988.6699, MPEARSON@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA TYLER MAYERCHAK, 1.403.512.9213, TMAYERCHAK@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Prestigious Pump Hill 56 PUMPMEADOW CRESCENT SW CALGARY, AB | MLS C4123265 $1,495,000 Welcome to prestigious Pump Hill. This bright and sunny home with 6,088 sq. ft. of living quarters is an entertainers dream. Boasting 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, spacious main floor with vaulted ceiling and dramatic stone fireplace. Well-loved home ready for your touch. Great neighborhood, walking paths, shopping, schools. A great opportunity here. RENATA REID 1.403.630.3991 | RREID@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA RENATAREID.COM


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Infinity Pool with Mountain Views 43 WESTBLUFF RIDGE CALGARY, AB | MLS C4126121 $4,200,000 This Springbank home, on a gated 3-acre ridge lot, offers quality and luxury throughout. Featuring an impressive indoor infinity/lap pool with sightlines from the water to the panoramic mountain views. Bar, waterslide, gym/yoga studio and sauna, wine room, theatre room, gourmet kitchen with river rock accents, and 5-vehicle garage. DENNIS PLINTZ 1.403.608.1112 | DPLINTZ@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DENNISPLINTZ.COM

Evergreen on the Bow River 11370 VALLEY RIDGE PARK NW CALGARY, AB | MLS C4123651 $3,999,900 A stunning timber frame home of daring design that blends inspiration from Canmore and west coast architecture. The arts & crafts style matches the presence of the land surrounded by mature environmental reserve forests and edged by the Bow River and golf course. The parklike setting provides a private sanctuary with the conveniences of the city. DENNIS PLINTZ 1.403.608.1112 | DPLINTZ@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DENNISPLINTZ.COM

Polospring Farm 306152 64 STREET W FOOTHILLS, AB | MLS C4122448 $4,300,000 In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is Polospring Farm–320 acres of lush farm land with 2 homestead, 1.5+ miles of white vinyl plank fence, barn with horse shelters, heated tractor garage and tack room, extensive paddocks, pastures of 7 and 20 acres, trout ponds fed by active springs, and vast landscapes of cross country and mowed bridal trails. DENNIS PLINTZ 1.403.608.1112 | DPLINTZ@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DENNISPLINTZ.COM

Executive Penthouse in Keynote One 220 12 AVENUE SE, SUITE 2601 CALGARY, AB | MLS C4110289 $5,500,000 Exceptional home or corporate condo complete with meeting space. The entire top-floor boasting over 6,000 sq. ft. 26 storeys up with floor-toceiling windows, you experience panoramic mountain, river or city skyline views in every direction. Complete with two private wrap-around patios providing unobstructed views and a perfect place to entertain. DENNIS PLINTZ 1.403.608.1112 | DPLINTZ@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DENNISPLINTZ.COM

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Carraig Ridge GHOST LAKE FOOTHILLS O HOUSE BY SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE $2,600,000 Imagine living in your own private park: 650 acres of secluded Canadian landscape, conveniently positioned midway between Calgary and the Town of Banff and overlooking Ghost Lake, are now a hub of contemporary residential design. Only 44 unique homes will ever be built in the community, carefully sited on lots ranging in size from 1 to 5 acres. A further 500 acres of this beautiful Rocky Mountain Foothills wilderness will be preserved for the enjoyment of its residents. O House is an exquisite work of contemporary architecture, designed by world-renowned rm Saunders Architecture out of Bergen, Norway. This new construction 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house features breathtaking views of the Rockies, and balances the quiet solitude of country life with the modern amenities and services of a fully-supported community. 41 additional one to five acre lots | $1,000,000 + GST CHRISTIAN DUBOIS, CHRISTOPHER VINCENT & LAURA WRIGHT 1.403.707.8048 | CANMOREBANFFREALESTATE.COM


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Canmore, Banff & The Rockies The Canadian Rockies offer an extraordinary lifestyle. Seasons filled with hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, canoeing, skiing, snowshoeing, outdoor concerts and festivals all while enjoying the area’s world class restaurants, cafes, and arts venues. The vibrant mountain communities of Canmore and Banff are a mere hour from Calgary and its international airport; while surrounded by Canada’s first national park and provincial parks. The opportunities for you and your family are endless, with an enviable selection of properties to choose from. Whether you are looking for a contemporary mountain home, golf course estate, ski chalet, weekend retreat, or community to retire to; the mountains provide an inviting and majestic setting for your life all year round. It is no wonder that Canmore is consistently rated one of the best communities in Canada to call home. CHRISTIAN DUBOIS, CHRISTOPHER VINCENT & LAURA WRIGHT 1.403.707.8048 | CANMOREBANFFREALESTATE.COM

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Extraordinary Riverfront Property 19 CENTRE AVENUE BRAGG CREEK, AB | MLS C4111960 $1,399,000 A rare opportunity to own a contemporary riverfront home in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, AB. Designed by architect, Marc Boutin, this 4 bedroom home is truly a masterpiece. Reminiscent of an art studio and with sun drenched views of the river, this home is a blend of modern living in a private, natural setting nestled in the foothills of the Rockies. JACQUELINE THOROGOOD 1.403.909.8766 | JTHOROGOOD@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Pure. Organic. Design on the Ocean 1100 SUNSET DRIVE SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC | EXCLUSIVE


This contemporary beach house has been recognized with national environmental & design awards. Subdued island style mingles with interior drama for unforgettable visual & emotional impact. With over 7,000 sq. ft. of combined living spaces, including a guest house & studio, this 2 acre low bank oceanfront property is superlative in all means & ways. CHRIS HOBBS, DARLENE HOBBS 250.537.1778 | CHOBBS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA THEHOBBS.CA

Grand South Oak Bay Residence 2175 BARTLETT AVENUE VICTORIA, BC | MLS 377163


Nestled in the highly desirable South Oak Bay community, this 2005 custom built character home offers a sought after lifestyle from Victoria’s preeminent location. With coffered ceilings, oak hardwood, lavish fireplace surrounds, a south exposed master spa and luxury amenities abound, this turnkey residence provides the best of West Coast living. ANDY STEPHENSON 250.532.0888 | ASTEPHENSON@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ANDYSTEPHENSON.COM

Refined Victoria Character 648 BATTERY STREET VICTORIA, BC | MLS 376001


Ideally located on a quiet side street just steps from the ocean, Beacon Hill park, parliament buildings and inner harbour, this beautifully restored James Bay character house augmented by contemporary updates pairs the unique charm of Victoria’s historic community with the modern comforts of luxury finishes and delectable outdoor space. ANDY STEPHENSON 250.532.0888 | ASTEPHENSON@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA ANDYSTEPHENSON.COM


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World Class Oceanfront 2530 QUEENSWOOD DRIVE VICTORIA, BC | MLS 375919


Custom oceanfront home with exquisite detailing & walls of glass to take in unobstructed ocean views. Mt Baker & San Juan Island are front & centre. The 6,103 sq ft home has ceilings soaring to 25 ft., a perfect showcase for any art collector. This 1.74 acre seaside sanctuary in Victoria’s premier suburb has approx 300 ft. of shoreline. GLYNIS MACLEOD 250.661.7232 | GMACLEOD@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA GLYNISMACLEOD.COM

Magical Oceanfront Estate 1126 GILLESPIE ROAD VICTORIA, BC | SIRC214104


Waterfall Cove offers 150 pristine & private acres of fresh air & cascading waterfalls. Mostly natural state, with an exceptional double A-frame home designed, built & crafted by a renowned architect & his team. A year-round haven for float plane or boat with 1,919 ft. of shoreline. GLYNIS MACLEOD 250.661.7232 | GMACLEOD@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA GLYNISMACLEOD.COM

Stunning Custom Home 3220 EXETER ROAD VICTORIA, BC | MLS 378701


Stunning custom home, the attention to detail was paramount. The master suite is a sanctuary with a separate sitting area, his and her closets and oversized ensuite. Top of the line appliances. 2 gas fireplaces, 2 gas hot water tanks, in ground sprinkler system, home security system. West facing backyard with complete privacy. MELISSA KURTZ 250.508.5325 | MKURTZ@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA WELCOMEHOMEVICTORIA.COM

Extraordinary Executive Home 1725 TEXADA TERRACE VICTORIA, BC | MLS 378407


Extraordinary 2009 executive home custom built to the highest of standards, perfectly situated on the Street of Dreams. Stunning ocean views towards Sidney and beyond from most living areas and decks. Surrounded by beautiful lush landscaping with a large private backyard, perfect for year-round entertaining. You will be proud to call this home. THE GARMAN GROUP 250.380.3933 | SGARMAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA GARMANGROUP.CA

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Elgin Park Rancher 14354 30TH AVENUE SOUTH SURREY, BC | R2163662


Nestled on a professionally landscaped south facing lot sits this rare, meticulously maintained, sprawling 3 bedroom and office, 4 bathroom rancher. A clear glass covered patio adjoining the eating area, allows for year around indoor/outdoor entertaining. Periodic updates have kept the design fresh and current. Move-in ready condition. PHILIP DUMOULIN, SANDRA MILLER 604.787.2114 | PDUMOULIN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DMREALTY.CA

Outstanding Ocean Views 13021 CRESCENT ROAD SOUTH SURREY, BC | R2177447


Stunning ocean bluff view property situated on a flat 27,456 sq. ft. lot on highly desirable Crescent Road. 180 degree unobstructed views of Boundary Bay, the North Shore mountains and pastural properties greet you when you step onto the property. The existing 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home plus outbuildings are in great condition and afford the new owner the opportunity to live-in or rent out and ‘hold’ until ready to build. PHILIP DUMOULIN, SANDRA MILLER 604.787.2114 | PDUMOULIN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DMREALTY.CA

West Coast Contemporary 2303 COVE PLACE SOUTH SURREY, BC | R2175460


HarbourGreene cul-de-sac 4 bedroom+den home. Completely renovated and mindfully designed to suit any family. Lower area has a walkout onto the 1,000 sq. ft. patio and kitchen/family room opens onto a 300 sq. ft. spectacular, west facing deck. Bright and sunny west coast contemporary, situated on private 8,073 sq. ft. property with lane access. A short walk down the Steps at the end of 24th Avenue will take you to the shores of Crescent Beach. SANDRA MILLER, PHILIP DUMOULIN 778.833.1169 | SMILLER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DMREALTY.CA

Majestic Custom Built View Home 14442 MAGDALEN AVENUE WHITE ROCK, BC | SOLD


Stunning, custom, 3 level 180 degree majestic ocean view home situated in arguably the most pristine location in all of White Rock. Nothing has been overlooked in both quality of construction and premium finishing materials. An elevator services all 3 floors (doorman not included). 2/5/10 warranty. GST included. Simply spectacular. PHILIP DUMOULIN, SANDRA MILLER 604.787.2114 | PDUMOULIN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA DMREALTY.CA


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Edgemont Village Masterpiece 2851 WOODBINE DRIVE NORTH VANCOUVER, BC | R2170535


Fabulous new home offers a fantastic layout designed for entertaining & casual everyday living. Just 2 blocks from the village with a south facing backyard. Full wok kitchen & a terrific covered patio with built in BBQ. 4 bedrooms up all with full ensuite. The basement offers a full rec room/bar/ media room plus a separate one bedroom suite. CLIVE BENJAFIELD, STEVE MITCHELL, PAUL BOENISCH 604.803.5050 | CBENJAFIELD@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA CLIVESTEVEPAUL.COM

Dundarave By The Sea 2309 BELLEVUE AVENUE WEST VANCOUVER, BC | R2180335


Breathtaking, fully renovated duplex. Enjoy the spectacular sea views from all principal rooms and the sunny, south facing deck. Entertaining is easy in the high-end gourmet kitchen with adjacent BBQ deck. Top of the line Wolfe and Sub Zero appliances, radiant in floor heat, hot water on demand, central air, motorized blinds. JOANNE RENFER 604.836.5412 | JRENFER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA JOANNERENFER.COM

Point Grey Home For Sale 4191 W 12TH AVENUE VANCOUVER, BC | R2169051


Prime Point Grey home with fantastic panoramic view of the water and mountains. Mid-80s house, modern styling and unique to the neighbourhood, featuring lots windows, high ceilings and a gardeners dream 750 sq. ft. rooftop deck. The home was updated throughout the years, latest projects were a new kitchen and bathroom. JACOB KRAUSE, JACKY LEVI 604.780.5677 | JLEVI@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA

Mid-Century Post & Beam Home 2965 ST. KILDA AVENUE WEST VANCOUVER, BC | SOLD Fabulous views from this two level Mid-Century post and beam home located in the popular Upper Lonsdale neighbourhood. Upper level features 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen, open plan living and dining areas. Huge deck off main living area, ideal for entertaining. Situated on a private 9,647 sq. ft. lot with a fully fenced terraced back yard and patio. CHRISTINE KOPR 604.992.1831 | CKOPR@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA CHRISTINEKOPR.COM

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Adam Stein

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality SUN PEAKS, BC

Nancy Critchley

Sun Peaks, Canada’s second largest ski area and a year-round holiday destination is only 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops, in the Thompson Okanagan Region of BC’s sunny interior. Winter offers deep steeps, long cruisers, gladed areas, powder stashes and corduroy groomers all within 4,270 acres of skiable terrain. Three mountains surround a Europeanstyle, ski-through village filled with quaint shops, cafes and eateries. Sun Peaks has an abundance of activities and events both on and off the snow such as groomer rides, snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog sled tours & NHL sized skating rink. Spring, summer and fall offer guests a wide range of leisure activities, featuring an 18-hole, par 72 Graham Cooke-designed golf course, a lift-access downhill mountain bike park, cross country mountain biking, alpine hiking trails, and a year-round line up of concerts, events and festivals. 4129 Sundance Drive is situated on a prime, slope side location exuding luxury, quality and fine craftsmanship at every turn. Featuring massive hand hewn timbers, floor to ceiling rock fireplace, reclaimed hickory flooring, theatre & games rooms, wet bar, custom wine cellar, gym and much more. This 5,055 sq. ft. 5 bedroom & 5 bathroom home is offered at $3,299,000. LIZ FORSTER 250.682.2289 | LFORSTER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.CA SUNPEAKSCOLLECTION.COM


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$699,000 USD

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,200 sq. ft. beachfront townhouse is located in the gated community of Columbus Cove and offers complete luxury with a contemporary style and spectacular endless ocean views. CRAIG PINDER 1.242.457.2282 | CRAIG.PINDER@SIR.COM SIRBAHAMAS.COM


$1,195,000 USD

This 14th floor, 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom unit enjoys incredible views down Paradise Beach. Floor to ceiling windows allow the majestic colours of the Bahamian waters to come flooding in, while the subtle earth tones of the designer furnishings provide the canvas for tranquil living. Amenities include the Mandara Spa, Cain Pool and Beach Club, private gym, Starbucks Cafe and an owners’ concierge team, restaurants and shopping. NICK DAMIANOS 1.242.376.1841 | NICK.DAMIANOS@SIR.COM SIRBAHAMAS.COM


$775,000 USD

Motivated seller; come see this 2-story beachfront home found on one of the most desired beaches in North Eleuthera, Gaulding Cay. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home rests on 2 acres and has 120 ft. of beachfront in a shallow, picturesque cove JOAN BRAITHWAITE 1.242.376.1288 | JOAN.BRAITHWAITE@SIR.COM SIRBAHAMAS.COM


$1,950,000 USD

Fantastic income producing property. Perfect for the island lifestyle, this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom oceanfront home sits on a pristine stretch of shoreline, with 115 linear feet of white sand beach. Ocean views from every room. Nestled in a secluded tropical setting with a private pool and extraordinary sunrise views. Walking distance to the historic village of Hope Town. Private dock slip for a 30 ft. boat. KERRY SULLIVAN 1.242.577.0079 | KERRY.SULLIVAN@SIR.COM SIRBAHAMAS.COM

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Kehayoglou gained prominence as the visionary behind the lush forest-floor-like hand-tufted carpet for Dries Van Noten’s 2015 Spring/Summer collection, but it’s her non-commercial work that blurs the boundaries between art and design, referencing our relationships to the natural world. Her raw materials are scraps sourced from rugs at her family’s mega carpet company in Argentina.

The Lancaster, U.K.-based James Fox utilizes machine embroidery and reverse appliqué to explore and upend expectations regarding gender roles, work, culture and politics. The result is compelling — detailed, hyper-masculine portraits on chintzy florals, “gangsta” quilts and political slogans like “Agitate” and “Organize,” rendered large-scale in cheerful psychedelic fonts.

Working across several media — painting, installation and illustration — Toronto-based Goodchild is best known for her hooked rugs, inlaid patchwork, quilting and screen printing. The draw of her textile art is its graphic imagery — symbols derived from esoteric rituals and diverse religions — used to craft pieces that eerily reference the past and the present.


Textile and fibre artists are making new waves in contemporary art. Here are six masters to watch. By Lisa Mesbur




U.S.-born, Montreal-based artist Emily Jan’s manipulation of common materials — wicker, wool, recycled cloth, synthetic human hair and found objects — into meticulously crafted largescale installations is breathtaking, grotesque — and politically pointed. Jan’s intriguing “enterable dioramas” are populated by ultra-realistic menagerie and tableaux of taxidermy-like beasts.

The mysterious, impenetrable languages of visual notation, symbols, codes and ciphers form the basis for the monumental and intricate textile installations of Schira, who lives in Westport, N.Y. Produced using computer-generated weaving programs, her traditional flat hanging tapestries evoke the unsettling beauty of an abstract, digitally manipulated world.

The breathtaking realism of Martina Schuhmann’s “stone” rugs — each one meticulously assembled from hand-felted natural wool and silk balls — has made her work highly covetable and collectible. But Schuhmann isn’t precious about her designs. Each one-of-a-kind rug is comfortable to walk on, easy to clean and works as both an objet d’art and a practical addition to the home.






THEY COME FROM A COMPETITIVE FAMILY. Alfa Romeo’s heritage goes back more than 105 years, with each successive generation daring to outperform the last. Since its beginning in Milan, Italy, Alfa Romeo continues to design and craft some of the most stunning automobiles in history, always dedicated to pushing the limits of modern performance. Today, this new Alfa Romeo lineup is bringing the thrill of track-worthy technology using ultra powerful engines and lightweight bodies proudly to the street. Stelvio combines true Alfa Romeo performance DNA with SUV capability for an unmatched driving experience. Giulia takes it to the track, recording the fastest lap ever by a production sedan on the famed Nßrburgring race circuit; while Alfa Romeo 4C showcases race-bred performance by achieving 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds,* proving that competition is healthy. Because in this family, everyone wins.

| *Based on the latest available manufacturer testing actual results may vary.


INSIGHT: The Art of Living Fall 2017  

In some cultures, autumn symbolizes our passage into a season of darkness, marked by shortened days, the winding down of nature’s tempo and...

INSIGHT: The Art of Living Fall 2017  

In some cultures, autumn symbolizes our passage into a season of darkness, marked by shortened days, the winding down of nature’s tempo and...